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I write against the background of a lifetime's work in cultural studies. If the paper seems preoccupied with the diaspora experience and its narratives of displacement, it is worth remembering that all discourse is 'placed', and the heart has its reasons.

What do 'placed' and 'the heart has its reasons' mean in this sentence?

http://www.rlwclarke.net/Theory/SourcesPrimary/HallCulturalIdentityandDiaspora.pdf
 

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I understand placed as "written from a perspective related to the author's background".

The second phrase suggests that the author has an emotional connection with the subject.
 
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