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2013

Arts and Humanities

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

Strangers

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Antigone Claimed: 'I Am A Stranger!' Political Theory And The Figure Of The Stranger, Andrés Henao-Castro Apr 2013

Antigone Claimed: 'I Am A Stranger!' Political Theory And The Figure Of The Stranger, Andrés Henao-Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

This paper seeks to destabilize the silent privilege given to the secured juridical-political position of the citizen as the stable site of enunciation of the problem/solution framework under which the stranger (foreigner, immigrant, refugee) is theoretically located. By means of textual, intertextual, and extratextual readings of Antigone , the paper argues that it is politically and literarily possible to (re)invent her for strangers in the twenty-first century, that is, for those symbolically produced as not-legally locatable and who resignify their ambivalent ontological status between life and death as an alternative sociopolitical location of speech and action in equality with ...