Language and Symbolic Power

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.

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674510410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 256

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Symbolic Power

Language and Symbolic Power

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

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher:

ISBN: 0674510402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 921

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. 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 it "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 held or market that is their audience. Hence every linguistic interaction, however personal or insignificant it may seem, hears 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language as Symbolic Power

Language as Symbolic Power

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

Author: Claire Kramsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108835862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 696

Kramsch combines insights from linguistics, anthropology and sociology to show how language represents and constructs social reality.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural competence and foreign language learning

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.

Author: Adelheid Hu

Publisher:

ISBN: 3823364480

Category: Communicative competence

Page: 294

View: 800

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.
Categories: Communicative competence

Magic Power Language Symbol

Magic  Power  Language  Symbol

Highly literate and highly readable, Magic, Power, Language, Symbol will tickle the minds of theory-thirsty academics and seasoned mages alike, as well as anyone else eager to examine the manufacture of meaning.

Author: Patrick Dunn

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738713601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 605

All forms of magic are linked to language. As a magic practitioner and a linguist, Patrick Dunn illuminates this fascinating relationship and offers breakthrough theories on how and why magic works. Drawing on linguistics and semiotics (the study of symbols), Dunn illuminates the magical use of language, both theoretically and practically. He poses new theories on the mechanics of magic by analyzing the structure of ritual, written signs and sigils, primal language, incantations across cultures, Qabalah and gematria (Hebrew numerology), and the Enochian vocabulary. This revolutionary paradigm can help magicians understand how sigils and talismans work, compose Enochian spells, speak in tongues for magic, create mantras, work with gematria, use postmodern "defixios," and refine their practice in countless other ways. ""Magic, Power, Language, Symbol" is a unique tour de force that reinterprets the very nature of magic—placing it within the modern sciences of symbolism (semiotics) and language (linguistics). Within this paradigm, Dunn explains something that most other books miss: a logical and scientific understanding of how and why real magic actually works." —Donald Michael Kraig, author of "Modern Magick"
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

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 ...

Author: Greg Elmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015056482253

Category: Computers

Page: 217

View: 140

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.
Categories: Computers

Symbolic Power Politics and Intellectuals

Symbolic Power  Politics  and Intellectuals

In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology.

Author: David L. Swartz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226925028

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 302

Power is the central organizing principle of all social life, from culture and education to stratification and taste. And there is no more prominent name in the analysis of power than that of noted sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Throughout his career, Bourdieu challenged the commonly held view that symbolic power—the power to dominate—is solely symbolic. He emphasized that symbolic power helps create and maintain social hierarchies, which form the very bedrock of political life. By the time of his death in 2002, Bourdieu had become a leading public intellectual, and his argument about the more subtle and influential ways that cultural resources and symbolic categories prevail in power arrangements and practices had gained broad recognition. In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the core of Bourdieu’s sociology, Swartz illuminates Bourdieu’s political project for the social sciences, as well as Bourdieu’s own political activism, explaining how sociology is not just science but also a crucial form of political engagement.
Categories: Social Science

Jailtacht

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 ...

Author: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708324974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 674

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Konkurrierende Zugeh rigkeit en

Konkurrierende Zugeh  rigkeit en

Names are , as famously posited by Pierre Bordieu , “ symbolic capital . They are
markers of familial , communal and even ethnic ... PIERRE BORDIEU , Language
and symbolic power , trans . GINO RAYMOND and MATTHEW ADAMSON ...

Author: Christof Rolker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133915780

Category: Names

Page: 220

View: 535

Categories: Names

Symbolic Power in Cultural Contexts

Symbolic Power in Cultural Contexts

The essays in this multifaceted book examine the past and present forms of symbolic power in different geographical and temporal contexts. The book is organized into four major parts.

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087902667

Category: Education

Page:

View: 797

Categories: Education

Identity Difference and Power

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 ...

Author: Sujeong Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009432691

Category: Children of immigrants

Page: 656

View: 335

Categories: Children of immigrants

Slang and the Struggle Over Meaning Race Language and Power in Brazil

Slang and the Struggle Over Meaning   Race  Language  and Power in Brazil

New York: Routledge. Bourdieu, Pierre. 1991. Language and Symbolic Power.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Brenneis, Donald. 1977. “Turkey,” “
Wienie, 'Animal,” “Stud': Intragroup Variation in Folk Speech.” Western Folklore.

Author: Jennifer Roth-Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025842746

Category:

Page: 458

View: 812

Categories:

Der Dynastiewechsel von 751

Der Dynastiewechsel von 751

On Bourdieu ' s notion of “ symbolic capital " , see P . BOURDIEU , Social space
and symbolic power , in : Sociological Theory 7 ( 1989 ) 14 - 24 ; IDEM ,
Language and Symbolic Power , Cambridge , MA 1991 . 32 WALLACE -
HADRILL , Early ...

Author: Matthias Becher

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114895233

Category: Carolingians

Page: 381

View: 601

Im Jahr 2001 jahrte sich die Konigserhebung Pippins des Jungeren zum zwolfhundertfunfzigsten Mal. Der Dynastiewechsel von den Merowingern zu den Karolingern im Jahre 751 ist ein entscheidender Wendepunkt der frankischen und europaischen Geschichte. Das damals begrundete geistliche Bundnis der Karolinger mit dem Papsttum hatte fur die abendlandische Geschichte weitreichende Folgen und bestimmte das Verhaltnis von geistlicher und weltlicher Gewalt bis weit in die Neuzeit hinein. Der Dynastiewechsel von 751 und die Verchristlichung des Herrscheramtes sind ohne die enge Anbindung an das Papsttum kaum vorstellbar. Darauf deutet nicht nur die von Pippin und Karlmann zusammen mit Bonifatius vorangetriebene Kirchenreform hin sondern vor allem Pippins Anfrage an Papst Zacharias, ob es nicht besser sei, dass derjenige Konig sei, der auch tatsachlich die konigliche Gewalt innehabe. Die Antwort des unter grossem langobardischen Druck stehenden Papstes fiel wie gewunscht aus. Die Salbung war nach weitgehend unbestrittener Auffassung ein neues Element der Konigserhebung und sollte das karolingische Konigtum als von Gott gewollt legitimieren.
Categories: Carolingians

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Since language is a means or vehicle of power , the loss of language itself
implies the loss of power and cultural identity . Jointly shared symbolic
expressions which are articulated through language are the means of
socialization and they ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000008449781

Category: Commonwealth countries

Page:

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Categories: Commonwealth countries

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms After Twenty five Years

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms After Twenty five Years

The power of sanctifying what constitutes “ common sense ” is a formidable one
in a democratic society . ... York : Pantheon Books , 1972 ) and Pierre Bourdieu ,
Language and Symbolic Power , trans . by Gino Raymond & Matthew Adamson ...

Author: B. L. Adell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134499347

Category: Civil rights

Page: 428

View: 252

Categories: Civil rights

The Politics of Russian Populism 1894 1929

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
.

Author: Jason R. Antevil

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019737589

Category:

Page:

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Raids on Human Consciousness

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 ...

Author: Arthur F. Redding

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014027087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 942

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Girls Social Class and Literacy

Girls  Social Class  and Literacy

Language and Symbolic Power . Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press . - .
1992 . Language and Symbolic Power . Cambridge , MA : Polity Press . - . 1994 .
Structures , Habitus , Power : Basis for a Theory of Symbolic Power . In Culture ...

Author: Stephanie Jones

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015066779839

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 683

Presents a comprehensive study guide to help teachers deal with impact of poverty on elementary education, and draws upon the findings of her five-year study of eight girls from poorer backgrounds.
Categories: Education