Re: Bourdieu and meaning

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Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 15:46:03 BST

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    On 05/16/01 09:31, Ryan, Angela said this-

    >As for the American Declaration: it does indeed, paradoxically, state a
    >belief which the locators did not implement, which was not so and still is

    No political idea is ever 'so', and implementing political ideas is
    always a process.

    >The power of words
    >is none other than the power delegated to the speaker:

    This sounds like a typical franco-marxist politically-based assertion. ;-)

    The power of words can indeed be the power of the speaker- as long as the
    content is irrelevant and the information being conveyed _is_ the power
    of the speaker.

    And, yes, there are never enough listeners, but plenty of people with
    only their ears open, to make Bourdieu's comment pungent with social

    - Wade

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