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Barbarism and Its Discontents$
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Maria Boletsi

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782760

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.001.0001

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(p.243) Afterword
Barbarism and Its Discontents
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Barbarism is a disruptive element within the self, one that disappropriates one's own language and culture in a potentially uncomfortable, even painful, manner. However, the concept of barbarism also offers a promise for discovering new ways of relating to one's home and cultural “belongings” in ways that are more inclusive, less focused on ownership and authority and more on acts of hospitality. Although the strategies, operations, and analyses considered in this book certainly do not give clear-cut solutions or put an end to the violence against others in the name of civilization, liberalism, religious fundamentalism, or other interests and ideologies, the gap between theory and practice, words and acts, symbolic and physical violence is not as wide as one might think. Small shifts in the ways “barbarism” and the “barbarian” are conceived and used in language or in visual representations could positively alter the ways others are labeled and treated as barbarians in domestic and international politics and in everyday life.

Keywords:   barbarism, barbarian, civilization, self, language, culture, violence, others

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