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Language and Symbolic Power

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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 ...

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Language and Symbolic Power
1992, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745610344

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Language and Symbolic Power
1991, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674510401

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