The Materiality of Language the Materiality of Language

The Materiality of Language the Materiality of Language : Gender, Politics, and the University Gender, Politics, and the University

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David Bleich sees the human body, its affective life, social life, and political functions as belonging to the study of language. In The Materiality of Language, Bleich addresses the need to end centuries of limiting access to language and its many contexts of use. To recognize language as material and treat it as such, argues Bleich, is to remove restrictions to language access due to historic patterns of academic censorship and unfair gender practices. Language is understood as a key path in the formation of all social and political relations, and becomes available for study by all speakers, who may regulate it, change it, and make it flexible like other material things.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 574 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253007739
  • 9780253007735

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