Comaroff and Simon Roberts, Rules and Processes: The Cultural Logic of Dispute in an African Context (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1981); Martin Orkin, Local Shakespeares: Proximations
and Power (London: Routledge, 2005).
A group of North Koreans viewed Existentialism represented by Camus and Sartre as the proximation
of human limitation, loneliness, insecurity, humiliation, fear and a killer of the fighting spirit of the masses.
Eventually he realizes, "that it was not necessary, not at all necessary, that the figure should draw very near indeed, but that a moderate proximation
would be more than sufficient" (Watt 227).
Orkin usefully points out that one of the new directions for future research on cultural encounter is not a recursive insistence on difference or deconstruction of binary opposites, but rather the development and deployment of the notion of "proximation
" that "unsettles the binaric mode of conceptualization inferred in the term 'the other'" (12-13).
(15) Martin Orkin, Local Shakespeares: Proximations
and Power (London: Routledge, 2005), 2.