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The first quantity of a trilogy approximately aberrant cause and the cognitive fault traces that reveal the discontinuities underlying empirical truth, fault traces which are embedded within the discourses of literature, paintings, social research, biology, and philosophy.

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This scenario, this marginality must be understood in terms of a positionality. Spivak argues, "I am not suggesting that there is a positive space of 'marginality' to be recovered on the other side of the incessant coding. 'Marginality,' as it is becoming part of the disciplinary-cultural parlance, is in fact the name of a certain constantly changing set of representations that is the condition and effect of it" (227). 18. Cameron McCarthy, "Rethinking Liberal and Radical Perspectives on Racial Inequality in Schooling: Making the Case for Nonsynchrony," Harvard Education Review 58:3 (1988): 267 f.

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