Sometimes it is simply necessary to let a quote stand without preface or explanation. This is one of those times.
“For diaspora, the particularizing character of signification is not an obstacle to allegorical universalization, it is rather the material potentiality of interparticularity, of differential composition.”
From Daniel Colucciello Barber’s On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity (p.86).
Coincidentally, AUFS is having a book event on this text from February 6-15. So if you don’t know what the above means and/or why it is important, you probably want to drop by the event on your way through the blog-sphere.