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The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings
     

The Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings

by Michel De Certeau
 
Free speech may be a condition of life, but does that right mean anyone will listen? In THE CAPTURE OF SPEECH, Michel de Certeau (1925-1986) offered a fundamental reassessment of what "free speech" really means. De Certeau emphasizes that all too often free speech is upheld in the abstract while social institutions work in such a way as to deny access to truly

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Free speech may be a condition of life, but does that right mean anyone will listen? In THE CAPTURE OF SPEECH, Michel de Certeau (1925-1986) offered a fundamental reassessment of what "free speech" really means. De Certeau emphasizes that all too often free speech is upheld in the abstract while social institutions work in such a way as to deny access to truly effective communication.

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ISBN-13:
9780816627691
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Activist scholarship from the late sixties with prescient lessons for today's metropolitan multiculturalism and telecommunication theory. Brilliantly specific, de Certau's text reminds us that pedagogy judges knowledge.

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