Rhythms of Uncertainty and the Pleasures of Anticipation

  • Julie Soleil Archambault
Part of the Anthropology, Change and Development book series (ACD)


In Moments of Freedom, Johannes Fabian (1998) writes,

If freedom is conceived not just as free will plus the absence of domination and constraint, but as the potential to transform thoughts, emotions, and experiences into creations that can be communicated and shared, and if ‘potential’, unless it is just another abstract condition like absence of constraint, is recognized by its realizations, then it follows that there can never be freedom as a state of grace, permanent and continuous. As a quality of the process of human self-realization, freedom cannot be anything but contestatory and discontinuous or precarious. Freedom, in dialectical parlance, comes in moments (21).


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