To Question the Power is to ‘Cancel’ It

On Arjun Appadurai’s ‘Fear of Small Numbers’

Armor by Uwe Baumann from Pixabay

You’re a minority whenever you raise your hand in a meeting to disagree with the way the group is leaning. In that one political sense, as Arjun Appadurai explains in Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (2006), a “minority” is “not an ethical or cultural idea but a procedural one” that surrounds the…

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