[Marxism] markedivity [was: Slavery and Race]
gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Tue Nov 7 07:32:09 MST 2006
right. thanks sayan.
On Nov 6, 2006, at 11:51 PM, Sayan Bhattacharyya wrote:
> On 11/6/06, Mark Lause <MLause at cinci.rr.com> wrote:
>> Greg's last post left me flabberghasted and confused....specifically
>> entire question of markedness and nonmarkedness, when you wrote, "the
>> unmarked character of whiteness--dukakis as presidential
>> has a history though. when the discourse circled around white man's
>> it was not unmarked."
>> What exactly is it about the whiteness that was burdened but unmarked
>> subsequently marked and unburdened? And, in the nature of the
>> what is the dudakisativity?
> I think it is simple enough.
> The white man's burden (to civilize the natives, etc) used to be
> specifically called the *white* man's burden (not "man's burden").
> whiteness was "marked". ("Man" and "white man" weren't treated as
> By the time we get to Dukakis, "white man" has become synonymous with
> (Thus, D. was not identified as the "white candidate" but just as
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