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Speaking from Elsewhere: A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity and Discursive Agency José Medina

Speaking from Elsewhere: A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity and Discursive Agency

José Medina

Published October 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780791469156
Hardcover
232 pages
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In Speaking from Elsewhere, author Jose Medina argues for the critical and transformative power of speech from marginalized locations by articulating a contextualist view of meaning, identity, and agency. This contextualism draws from differentMoreIn Speaking from Elsewhere, author Jose Medina argues for the critical and transformative power of speech from marginalized locations by articulating a contextualist view of meaning, identity, and agency. This contextualism draws from different philosophical traditions (Wittgenstein, pragmatism, and feminist theory) and crosses disciplinary boundaries (philosophy, cultural studies, womens studies, and sociology) to underscore both the diversity of voices and viewpoints and the openness of discursive contexts and practices. Expressing a robust notion of discursive responsibility, Medina contends that, as speakers and members of linguistic communities, we cannot elude the obligation to open up discursive spaces for new voices and to facilitate new dialogues that break silences and empower marginalized voices.