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Language and symbolic power / Pierre Bourdieu ; edited and introduced by John B. Thompson ; translated by Gino Raymond and Matthew Adamson.

By: Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Contributor(s): Thompson, John B. (John Brookshire) [editor.] | Raymond, Gino [translator.] | Adamson, Matthew [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: French Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2018Edition: 1st ed., Reprinted edDescription: ix, 302 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 074561034X (pbk) :Subject(s): Sociolinguistics | | Humanities: English October2018Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 306.44
Contents:
pt. 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'? pt. 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. pt. 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'.
Summary: "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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Includes index.

pt. 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'? pt. 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. pt. 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'.

"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."

Translated from the French.

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