Re: New Memes Book

From: Kate Distin (
Date: Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 16:02:51 GMT

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    Price, Ilfryn wrote:

    >Are you saying memes are discourses (sensu Derrida an co). If so I am in full agreement.
    >I haven't got round to your book yet, though I confess to using the title as a section header in mine (Price and Shaw 1998 p162)
    >and I have just submitted 'The Selfish Signifier' to J Memetics.
    >As a matter of record whoever reviewed our book for Oxford University press found 'the selfish meme', and various others which we
    >proposed 'too cute" - that was ca 1996 so the world of academic publishing seems to have moved on or the meme meme has mutated
    >sufficiently to invade it.
    >If Price
    This is becoming a humblingly familiar refrain in my posts, but I'm just not familiar enough with Derrida to know whether that's what I'm saying! Could you explain a bit more about what he says about discourses?

    Wrt to the title - I was kind of surprised that nobody had used it before, and mildly surprised that nobody at the CUP questioned my use of it (though the subtitle was their suggestion not mine). Richard Dawkins certainly wishes I hadn't used it, but I was naive enough not to anticipate that either.


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