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Language and symbolic power

Author: Pierre Bourdieu; John B Thompson; Gino Raymond
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1991.
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"This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics. Bourdieu develops a forceful critique of traditional approaches to language, including the linguistic theories of Saussure and Chomsky and the theory of speech-acts elaborated by Austin and others. He argues that language should he viewed not only as a means of communication but also  Read more...
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Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002.
Language and symbolic power
(OCoLC)1232438797
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bourdieu; John B Thompson; Gino Raymond
ISBN: 9780674510401 0674510402 9780674510418 0674510410
OCLC Number: 22388241
Language Note: In English; translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Ce que parler veut dire.
"Most of the material in this volume appeared in French in a book entitled Ce que parler veut dire: l'économie des échanges linguistiques (Paris: Librairie Arthème Fayard, 1982). However, this English volume differs in certain respects from the original French book; two short essays have been left out, and five other pieces have been added. Hence Language and Symbolic Power is to some extent a new volume which does not have a direct counterpart in French. The original French book is itself a collection of essays, some of which are slightly modified versions of articles which had been published previously."--Page vii.
Description: ix, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: part 1. THE ECONOMY OF LINGUISTIC EXCHANGES. The production and reproduction of legitimate language --
Price formation and the anticipation of profits --
Appendix: Did you say 'Popular'? part 2. THE SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF SYMBOLIC POWER . Authorized language: The social conditions for the effectiveness of ritual discourse --
Rites of institution --
Description and prescription: The conditions of possibility and the limits of political effectiveness --
Censorship and the imposition of form. part 3. SYMBOLIC POWER AND THE POLITICAL FIELD. On symbolic power --
Political representation: Elements for a theory of the political field --
Delegation and political fetishism --
Identity and representation: Elements for a critical reflection in the idea of region --
Social space and the genesis of 'Classes'.
Other Titles: Language & symbolic power.
Ce que parler veut dire.
Language & symbolic power
Responsibility: Pierre Bourdieu ; edited and introduced by John B. Thompson ; translated by Gino Raymond and Matthew Adamson.

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"This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics. Bourdieu develops a forceful critique of traditional approaches to language, including the linguistic theories of Saussure and Chomsky and the theory of speech-acts elaborated by Austin and others. He argues that language should he viewed not only as a means of communication but also as a medium of power through which individuals pursue their own interests and display their practical competence."--

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