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Fear and Democracy

KEN HIRSCHKOP

in Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter states how the public square requires an element of boldness in terms of fear and democracy. In Bakhtin’s eyes political power does not thrust you onto the historical stage but merely ... More


Gothic Parody: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Eaton Stannard Barrett’s The Heroine

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the difference between Bakhtin's concepts of parody and stylization and indicates the relationship of parodic to other forms of dialogic utterance. It then situates and reads ... More


The Monologic Imagination

Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The pioneering and hugely influential work of Mikhail Bakhtin has led scholars in recent decades to see all discourse and social life as inherently “dialogical.” No speaker speaks alone because our ... More


“Confound Laughter with Seriousness”: The Protagoras as Monological Dialogue

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One of the most startling moves in Plato is his constant insistence that dialogue is incompatible with, is the exact opposite of, rhetoric and debate. In order to understand Plato, then, some ... More


Introduction: Imagining the Monologic

Matt Tomlinson

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter presents the core argument running through the volume: that monologue and dialogue are projects that implicate each other. The introduction surveys Mikhail Bakhtin’s ... More


Cultural Replication: The Source of Monological and Dialogical Models of Culture

Greg Urban

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The (re)-production of an element or aspect of culture, here dubbed cultural “replication,” typically involves two distinguishable facets: copying and response. These two facets stimulate contrasting ... More


Dialogic Prophecies and Monologic Vision

Jon Bialecki

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Depictions of how language and authority are arranged in Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity tend to be organized in one of two seemingly irreconcilable ways. While they may not use this exact ... More


Monologue and Dialogism in Highland New Guinea Verbal Art

Alan Rumsey

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The term “dialogism” as used by Mikhail Bakhtin refers not to dialogue in the ordinary sense but to the intermingling of distinct social voices in given stretches of discourse. For Bakhtin, the novel ... More


“With Unity We Will Be Victorious!”: A Monologic Poetics of Political “Conscientization” within the Cuban Revolution

Kristina Wirtz

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the relationship between monologue and dialogue in Cuban revolutionary discourse. It proposes to attend to the “mono-logic”—the semiotic and ideological forces designed to ... More


From Neighborhood Talk to Talking for the Neighborhood

Zane Goebel

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at the relationship between dialogue and monologue and what this reveals about the emergence of local practices and ideologies about these practices. This chapter’s empirical focus ... More


Monologue and Authority in Iran: Ethnic and Religious Heteroglossia in the Islamic Republic

James Barry

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes political discourse among Iranians in Iran and California and argues that community- and national-level discourses can be seen as competing unitary languages—counterposed ... More


Acting with One Voice: Producing Unanimism in Algerian Reformist Theater

Jane E. Goodman

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers a critique of the well-worn claim that voluntary civic associations are inherently democratizing, modernizing forces. In 1930s‒1950s urban Algeria, unanimism—monological ... More


Creedal Monologism and Theological Articulation in the Mennonite Central Committee

Philip Fountain

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents an ethnography of Christian theology. It does so by examining theological articulation in and through the creedal form. Creeds may be taken as an archetypal monologic mode of ... More


The Public Metaculture of Islamic Preaching

Julian Millie

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter concerns the public culture of Islam in Indonesia. Drawing on field experience in West Java, it observes that Islamic oratory invariably includes repetitive and solemn elements, ... More


Discussion: The Monologic Imagination of Social Groups

Courtney Handman

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides some analysis and discussion on the previous three chapters. These chapters have aimed to help develop an overall critique of the normalized sense of monologism's coercive force ... More


Conclusion: Religious and Political Terrain of the Monologic Imagination

Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie

in The Monologic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190652807
eISBN:
9780190652845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190652807.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book concludes by arguing that religious and political discourse is often characterized by the naturalization of monologue. In such discourse, monologism is treated as natural and dialogism ... More


The Impossible

Vlad P. Glăveanu

in The Possible: A Sociocultural Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197520499
eISBN:
9780197520529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520499.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This final chapter addresses the question of what might be the opposite of the possible. The impossible emerges as a likely candidate, but a closer inspection of this notion reveals the fact that we ... More


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