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By Christina Thompson

During this concerning, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the tale of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori guy, interspersing it with a story background of the cultural collision among Westerners and the Maoris of latest Zealand. regardless of their major changes, Thompson and her husband, Seven, percentage an analogous experience of event and a willingness to leave from the customs in their households and forge a lifestyles jointly all alone. Thompson explores cultural displacement in the course of the a long time and the attention-grabbing heritage of Europeans within the South Pacific, starting with Abel Tasman's discovery of latest Zealand in 1642. but at its center, this can be the tale of 2 those that meet, fall in love, and are ceaselessly replaced.

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The problem comes with the analysis of legitimation and the grounding of authorizing narratives. In The Postmodern Condition Lyotard was keen to emphasize the centrality of the narrative form of knowledge in order to then examine how the way in which these narratives are grounded gradually shifts towards the performative instantiation of truths. 10 The result is that the separation between the various language games has become blurred, and `[a]n equation between wealth, ef®ciency and truth is now established' (Lyotard, 1984: 45).

Habermas, however, seems to think that his opponents proceed in a self-referential manner, yet appeal to `normative intuitions' that appear to derive from the modernity they reject. The values they defend are drawn from the contents of aesthetic experience, REMEMBERING MODERNITY 27 namely, `the values of grace and illumination, ecstatic rapture, bodily integrity, wish-ful®lment, and caring intimacy' (Habermas, 1987: 337); they suggest forms of subjectivity revealed in the experience of modernity, but they cannot substitute for the moral grounding that an ethical postmodernity requires.

Questions of method I think it is time to indicate the corpus of work from which I have borrowed to knit together the analytical apparatus that I am developing throughout the book. Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Ricoeur and Lyotard are the names most often invoked, standing in for critical positions inside/outside the philosophical discourse of modernity. It might appear that nothing much is held in common among these ®gures,12 except that they have explored a particular way of doing philosophy, namely, of thinking being or the subject at the limit of what it is possible to think, and so, at the same time, 32 OCCIDENTALISM of thinking the `end of philosophy'.

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