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

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language as Symbolic Power

Language as Symbolic Power

This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic of language and power from an applied linguistics perspective.

Author: Claire Kramsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108877763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Language is not simply a tool for communication - symbolic power struggles underlie any speech act, discourse move, or verbal interaction, be it in face-to-face conversations, online tweets or political debates. This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic of language and power from an applied linguistics perspective. It is clearly split into three sections: the power of symbolic representation, the power of symbolic action and the power to create symbolic reality. It draws upon a wide range of existing work by philosophers, sociolinguists, sociologists and applied linguists, and includes current real-world examples, to provide a fresh insight into a topic that is of particular significance and interest in the current political climate and in our increasingly digital age. The book shows the workings of language as symbolic power in educational, social, cultural and political settings and discusses ways to respond to and even resist symbolic violence.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 Chríost

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783165117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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

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

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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

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

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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.
Categories: Computers

tudes germano africaines

  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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ISBN: UOM:39015069009507

Category: German philology

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Categories: German philology

Problems of Multilingual Nations

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
 ...

Author: Chris U. Agbedo

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000123550596

Category: Multiculturalism

Page: 235

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Categories: Multiculturalism

Toward a New Socialism

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 ...

Author: Anatole Anton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069357179

Category: Philosophy

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Language Teaching and Social Transformation

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 .

Author: Laurie M. O'Reilly

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89054582713

Category:

Page: 472

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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

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Categories: Children of immigrants

The Discursive Construction of Subject Positioning Power and Language Ideologies Among Adult Immigrant Learners of English

The Discursive Construction of Subject Positioning  Power  and Language Ideologies Among Adult Immigrant Learners of English

Auerbach , E . ( 1995 ) The politics of the ESL classroom : Issues of power in
pedagogical choices . In J . W . Tollefson ( Ed . ) Power and Inequality in
Language Education , pp . 9 - 33 . ... Bourdieu , P . ( 1991 ) Language and
Symbolic Power .

Author: Miller Elizabeth Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89095252581

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Who Does this Language Belong To

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 ...

Author: Avital Feuer

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124007761

Category: Foreign Language Study

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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

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

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Language Identity and Symbolic Culture

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 ...

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350023000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000008449781

Category: Commonwealth countries

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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

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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

Virtual Social Capital in the Obama Campaign

Virtual Social Capital in the Obama Campaign

Social Space and Symbolic Power ” Sociological Theory , Vol . 7 , No. 1 ( Spring ,
1989 ) , page 98 . vi Bourdieu , Pierre , Thompson , John B. , Raymond , Gino .
Language & Symbolic Power , Harvard University Press , 1984 page 241 . vii ...

Author: Kamahra Ewing

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030633196

Category: Mass media

Page: 174

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Categories: Mass media