Dialectical Anthropology

, Volume 16, Issue 3–4, pp 333–347 | Cite as

The specificity of the political on Tiananmen square, or a poetics of the popular resistance in Beijing

  • Fred Y. L. Chiu


So, one could, if he wished, maintain that all theology, metaphysics, philosophy, criticism, poetry, drama, fiction, political exhortation, historical interpretation, and personal statements about the lovable and the hateful — one could if he wanted to be as drastically thorough as some of our positivists now seem to want to be — maintain that every bit of this is nonsense. Yet these words of nonsense would themselves be real words, involving real tactics, having real demonstrable relationships, and demonstrably affecting relationships.


Real Word Personal Statement Historical Interpretation Popular Resistance Demonstrable Relationship 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

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  • Fred Y. L. Chiu

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