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By Nassef Manabilang Adiong

The paper goals to provide a constitutive constructivist interpretation of the Palestinian refugee query through analyzing the speeches and different public files. The proponent questions the perennial inadequacy of mainstream theories relatively realism, hence its goal is to offer another theoretical framework, and with the aid of a style to deeply comprehend the matter. The constitutive model of constructivism differs from the normal strand since it provides value to the efficiency of using language. this may be undertaken throughout the verbs-incontextsystem (VICS) approach to content material research. for this reason, the findings aren't nearly as good as we'd desire for simply because in accordance with the calculative verbs that have been accumulated utilizing VICS, it gave us a adverse or even pejorative interpretation even if all the agreements and public statements have been performed within the spirit of pacta sunt servanda. despite the fact that, there are system faults within the evaluated statements mentioning a few plethoric and unbinding declarations. such a lot, if now not all, have been unilaterally declared according to their views and insinuate a few argumentative concerns really at the correct of the refugees to come back to their native land or gather their misplaced homes.

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1 As chapter 1 concluded, the radical consequences of the historicist turn had begun to emerge in bold clarity, dramatizing the polycentric and plural character of human dwelling in the world by representing all events and significations as finite products of exigencies bound to particular times and places. I suggested there that what Giordano Bruno’s centerless polycentrism does to our sense of space, the leveling play of historical consciousness does to our perception of meaning and value, relativizing and democratizing any and all such expressions as sociocultural productions.

In fact, much of what postmodernity advocates stems from the conjoined seeds of the critical consciousness of the Enlightenment and the historical consciousness that followed. Thus far, I have intentionally focused on the historical preparation for “pluralism,” only lightly touching on the implied consequences. My hope in this was to establish a broader framework through an examination of historical consciousness, the fruits of which will become evident as the argument of this book unfolds. This page intentionally left blank.

History is a level playing field, a realm of homogeneous neutrality where all events are in principle analogous. This recognition is a privilege in that it promotes a consciousness of what might be called “positional finitude,” which helps break the hold of absolutist commitments, whether dogmatic or rationalist. It enables us to thematize diversity in a new way and to encounter differences with full respect for their own integral sense. Moreover, it supports injunctions against ethnocentrism and cultural imperialism in favor of cosmopolitan ideals such as tolerance and cross-cultural mutuality.

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