Jacques Derrida have argued that identity is constructed by unstable systems of interrelated cultural meanings or ‘texts’ leading to an individual who is internally fractured and externally determined. Personal truths can only be partial, distorted as they are by the ?ctionalisation of experience that constitutes remembering, the inassimilable nature of extreme experience and what the ?lm-maker Abigail Child calls ‘the conceptual and social prisms through which we attempt to apprehend’

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