chapter  9
Radical disagreement and human difference
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Critical, constructivist and post-structural theorists in the West vie with each other in claiming that their approach maximizes space for the celebration of human difference. Yet the undervalued phenomenology of radical disagreement shows the sense in which human difference is more different than that. The phenomenology of radical disagreement in no way contradicts the insights of discourse analysis. But nor do the understandings characteristic of western discourse analysis exhaust what the study of linguistic intractability in intense political conflict shows.