Archive | 22/08/2011

The Empty Signifier of Bharashtachar


Bharashtachar [corruption] has become an ’empty signifier’ in India. Empty signifiers are terms that are empty enough to draw disparate people together in a chain of equivalence. Any term can become an empty signifier. When it does, it works as a surface on which otherwise disparate individuals and groups find themselves as standing in the […]

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