Language and Symbolic Power

This volume brings together Pierre Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics.

Language and Symbolic Power

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674510418

Page: 302

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This volume brings together Pierre 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 be 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. Drawing on the concepts that are part of his distinctive theoretical approach, Bourdieu maintains that linguistic utterances or expressions can be understood as the product of the relation between a "linguistic market" and a "linguistic habitus." When individuals use language in particular ways, they deploy their accumulated linguistic resources and implicitly adapt their words to the demands of the social field or market that is their audience. Hence every linguistic interaction, however personal or insignificant it may seem, bears the traces of the social structure that it both expresses and helps to reproduce. Bourdieu's account sheds fresh light on the ways in which linguistic usage varies according to considerations such as class and gender. It also opens up a new approach to the ways in which language is used in the domain of politics. For politics is, among other things, the arena in which words are deeds and the symbolic character of power is at stake. This volume, by one of the leading social thinkers in the world today, represents a major contribution to the study of language and power. It will be of interest to students throughout the social sciences and humanities, especially in sociology, politics, anthropology, linguistics, and literature.

Language as Symbolic Power

Kramsch combines insights from linguistics, anthropology and sociology to show how language represents and constructs social reality.

Language as Symbolic Power

Author: Claire Kramsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108835864

Page: 300

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Kramsch combines insights from linguistics, anthropology and sociology to show how language represents and constructs social reality.

Intercultural competence and foreign language learning

This international volume emphasises the empirical investigation of processes of intercultural learning and development and the issue of assessment with particularreference to the context of foreign language learning.

Intercultural competence and foreign language learning

Author: Adelheid Hu

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783823364481

Page: 294

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Interkulturelle Kompetenz gilt in Zeiten der Globalisierung und Migration als eine der wichtigsten Schlüsselkompetenzen für viele Berufszweige und ist ein vorrangiges Ziel im schulischen und universitären Bildungssektor. Insbesonderefür die fremdsprachliche Bildung wird die systematische Förderung interkultureller Kompetenz immer wieder eingefordert.Der vorliegende grenzüberschreitend ausgerichtete Band setzt den Akzent auf die empirische Erforschung interkultureller Lern- und Entwicklungsprozesse und aufdie Frage der Evaluation, und zwar vor allem im Kontext von fremdsprachlichem Lernen. In the current age of globalisation and migration, intercultural competence is one of the most important key competences in many professions and has become a priority aim in school and university education. The demand for a systematic development of intercultural competence is a constant concern in foreign language education in particular.This international volume emphasises the empirical investigation of processes of intercultural learning and development and the issue of assessment with particularreference to the context of foreign language learning.

Jailtacht

Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish ...

Jailtacht

Author: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708324975

Page: 234

View: 884

Using research methods and techniques, the author closely analyses the emergence of the Irish language amongst republican prisoners and ex prisoners in Northern Ireland from the 1970’s up until the present. This pioneering study shows how the language was used exclusively in parts of the prison, despite the efforts of the prison authorities to suppress the language, and the dramatic impact this had on Irish society. Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish-speaking district of the Republic of Ireland, to describe this unique linguistic phenomenon.

Jailtacht

Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish ...

Jailtacht

Author: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783165111

Page:

View: 834

Using research methods and techniques, the author closely analyses the emergence of the Irish language amongst republican prisoners and ex prisoners in Northern Ireland from the 1970’s up until the present. This pioneering study shows how the language was used exclusively in parts of the prison, despite the efforts of the prison authorities to suppress the language, and the dramatic impact this had on Irish society. Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish-speaking district of the Republic of Ireland, to describe this unique linguistic phenomenon.

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Language and Symbolic Power , 43 . 10 . Language and Symbolic Power , 47 .
11 . The role of international organizations and trade relations in establishing
English as a global lingua franca has been widely explored . Some of the more ...

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Author: Greg Elmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Page: 217

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This critical reader of original essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of html, web browsers, cookies, online net guides, portals, and Internet service providers, this text includes the history of the Internet, interesting case studies and discussions on online community, user inequalities, and governance. Within the larger issues of technological infrastructure, government policy, and globalization, Critical Perspectives on the Internet highlights both the limitations and possibilities of everyday Internet use. Does the net function as a space for radical social and political change? For challenging established media? What opportunities lie in the cracks and crevasses of net structure? With its critical agenda for Internet studies, this text is a valuable tool for upper-level courses on the Internet, online communication, computer-mediated communication, communication and information technologies, and media and politics.

tudes germano africaines

The Power and the Word . London : Paladin . anonym ( 1994 ) . Strategieë om die
tonge te laat leef . Die Suid - Afrikaan 48 . S . 21 - 24 . Bourdieu , Pierre ( 1991 ) .
Language and Symbolic Power . Cambridge : Polity Press . Coetze , Ampie ...

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Problems of Multilingual Nations

Bourdieu ( 1991 ) further points to discourses that surround political arenas and
agendas as the site par excellence for studies of language and symbolic power .
In this context , language is used to create constituencies and ideologies that are
 ...

Problems of Multilingual Nations

Author: Chris U. Agbedo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 235

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Toward a New Socialism

Bourdieu , Language and Symbolic Power , 109 . 18. Bourdieu , Language and
Symbolic Power , 106 . 19. Bourdieu , Language and Symbolic Power , 237 . 20.
See Bruce Wilshire , The Moral Collapse of the University : Professionalism ...

Toward a New Socialism

Author: Anatole Anton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 520

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Toward a New Socialism offers a critical analysis of capitalism's failings and the imminent need for socialism as an alternative form of government. Dr. Richard Schmitt joins with Dr. Anatole Anton to compile a volume of essays exploring the benefits and consequences of a socialist system as an avenue of increased human solidarity and ethical principle.

Adventures of the Symbolic

Pierre Bourdieu, Language and Symbolic Power, ed. John B. Thompson, trans.
Gino Raymond and Matthew Adamson (Cambridge: Harvard University, 1991),
164. 3. Bent Algot Sørenson, Symbol und Symbolismus in den ästhetischen ...

Adventures of the Symbolic

Author: Warren Breckman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512899

Page: 384

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Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman critically revisits these thrilling experiments in the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist idea of the symbolic is dynamic and complex, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first advanced a modern conception of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for their otherworldly and nebulous posture, yet post-Marxist thinkers appreciated the rich potential of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first recognized. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic among contemporary thinkers, Breckman traces a fascinating reflection of Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social. Engaging with the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj i ek, Breckman uniquely situates these important theorists within two hundred years of European thought and extends their profound relevance to today's political activism.

Language Teaching and Social Transformation

( English language ed . ) . Cambridge : Harvard University Press . ( 1990 ) . The
logic of practice ( Richard Nice , Trans . ) . Cambridge : Polity Press . ( 1991a ) .
On symbolic power . In J. B. Thompson ( Eds . ) , Language de symbolic power (
pp .

Language Teaching and Social Transformation

Author: Laurie M. O'Reilly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 472

View: 706

Shakespeare and Language

CHAPTER 12 ' Voice potential : language and symbolic capital in Othello Lynne
Magnusson Before Brabanzio complains to ... Brabanzio ' s words will exert
power – the power to ' divorce you , / Or put upon you . . . restraint or grievance ' (
1 .

Shakespeare and Language

Author: Catherine M. S. Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539005

Page: 294

View: 592

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Identity Difference and Power

( 1991a ) ' Price formation and the anticipation of profits ' , In . B. Thompson ( ed )
Language and Symbolic Power , J. G. Raymond and M. Adamson ( trans )
Cambridge , Massachusetts : Harvard University Press , 66-89 . ( 1991b ) ' On
symbolic ...

Identity  Difference  and Power

Author: Sujeong Kim

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 656

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Language Identity and Symbolic Culture

Progressing from a theoretical core examining the connection between language and individual identity, this book moves on to look at the wider socio-political discourse involving the marginalization and resistance of communities in the ...

Language  Identity and Symbolic Culture

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350023000

Page: 296

View: 874

Language is integral to the construction of personal, socio-cultural and socio-political identities. Language, Identity and Symbolic Culture closely investigates the relationship between language and identities, offering a comprehensive yet progressive view of how linguistics relates to development and education, both in theoretical and real world applications. Progressing from a theoretical core examining the connection between language and individual identity, this book moves on to look at the wider socio-political discourse involving the marginalization and resistance of communities in the world. Beginning with the philosophical paradigms of language, Evans questions whether language shapes personal identities in its daily use or whether language is simply a tool for describing, rather than creating, the world. Extrapolating on this, the contributors utilise case studies from across the globe to see how these linguistic perspectives are played out in the real world, considering the role of language in issues surrounding power, colonization, marginalization and education. Language, Identity and Symbolic Culture offers a view of language identity conflicts around the world and an understanding of the opportunities of political and cultural emancipation created through language and open discourse.

Who Does this Language Belong To

Bourdieu ' s ( 1994 ) theory of language and symbolic power stated that linguistic
exchanges are relations of symbolic power comparable to the economic market .
In this linguistic market , discourses circulate between the producer ( the ...

Who Does this Language Belong To

Author: Avital Feuer

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 137

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In this Hebrew language learning setting, students' backgrounds and histories are diverse: some were born and raised in Canada, the United States, or South Africa and studied Hebrew at Jewish day schools; others were born in the former USSR, immigrated to Israel as children, and moved to Canada with their families as teenagers; others were children of Israeli emigrants who learned Hebrew at home. This ethnographic qualitative study examines two conflicting camps within the Hebrew class, defined by themselves and Othered by opposing sub-groups as "Canadians" and "Israelis". As the students and the author negotiate their strong ties to the language with Othering and exclusion by other sub-groups from the dominant speech community, the sentiment of the Israeli emigrant professor regarding her students hangs overhead: "None of them are Israelis. None of them are native speakers of Hebrew." Who does this language belong to? Which subgroup can declare authenticity as real, rightful owners of the language and its indelible culture and identity? As language programs worldwide deal with a diverse and heterogeneous student population who enter the classroom categorized as heritage, second, bilingual, foreign, or native language speakers, this book addresses clashing and Othering between sub-groups over the authenticity of the variety of the language and its speakers, and who can rightfully claim the language as their own.

The Politics of Russian Populism 1894 1929

The rival modes of discourse then compete for political power , or the " power of
constituting the given through utterances , of making people see and ... 4
Bourdieu , Language and Symbolic Power , 169 . hypersubjectivism of relativism
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The Politics of Russian Populism  1894 1929

Author: Jason R. Antevil

Publisher:

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Raids on Human Consciousness

( 32 ) VIOLENCE , RHETORIC , DEBATE In Language and Symbolic Power (
1982 ) Pierre Bourdieu analyzes the complex relationships among symbolic
violence , the varieties of cultural capital , and economic structures : Symbolic
power ...

Raids on Human Consciousness

Author: Arthur F. Redding

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ISBN:

Page: 275

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However one looks at violence -- as an instrument of bureaucracy or ideology; as a product of racial, gender, or class antagonisms; or as the inevitable result of power politics -- it is an integral part of every social system and is one of the most pressing problems of our tortured century. In Raids on Human Consciousness Arthur Redding examines the contention that violence, be it the mass product of revolutionary uprising or a private sadomasochistic indulgence, may be taken to instill in those who commit it the capacity for radical change. Conscious that mainstream theory considers violence deviant, a departure from the normal equilibrium of social and aesthetic structures, while other critiques take it to be integral to any dynamic system, Redding begins with the anarchist inquiry into the relationship of violence to the imaginary representation of modern communities. He explores the "public images" of anarchism in literature and popular culture and emphasizes the diverse strategies by which modern writers encounter, derive, deflect, and manipulate fantasies of political violence. Redding recognizes that language fails when confronted with the extreme suffering of human bodies. Acknowledging that flesh is subject to war, torture, and everyday brutality -- violations to which language can never do justice -- he nonetheless finds it urgent to reclaim language on the far side of suffering.