“Cotton and Iron” by: Trinh Minh-Ha. Presentation by: Prenya Rajendran and Edited By: Laura Pratt and Dr. Kay Picart. Words to Know…. Binary Opposition - Marginalization – _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________
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Presentation by: Prenya Rajendran and Edited By: Laura Pratt and Dr. Kay Picart
Center (has many definitions…)-
She is an…
“S/he who speaks, speaks to the tale as s/he begins telling and retelling it. S/he does not speak about it. For, without a certain work of displacement, ‘speaking about’ only partakes in the conversation of systems of binary oppostion (12).”
The whole article stems from the title in that everything in life is a binary opposition.
…Without encountering marginalization from both the ruling center and the established margin?(18)”
Minh-Ha, Trinh T. “Cotton and Iron.” When the Moon Waxes Red. Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics.” New York & London: Routledge, 1991. 11-26.