Comm 122 Lecture 6

Comm 122 Lecture 6 - Communication 122 January 18, 2008...

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Communication 122 January 18, 2008 Lecture 6 1. Mouffe’s critique of rationalist politics 2. Identity formation and hegemony 3. Canette’s approach 4. Freud and identification 5. Consensus and dissent 6. Reviving democratic politics Miss first 5 min. Mouffe o We vs. they (us vs. them) Conflict and antagonism Decision not free discussion (just make a discussion and no rational discussion) Basic to the political Pluralism made up of different identities Democracy is the collective identities struggling with on another Identity formation and hegemony o To create an identity, you have to be different from one other o You define a group in opposition to another group (otherwise, there are no groups) o Groups based on differences (hierarchy is created because of groups) o Mouffe’s Agonistic view – only an enemy when the “they” of the enemy is a threat to our “we” Can have peaceful conflict within democratic society Everyone is hegemonic and every group tries to be the one on top
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course COMM 122 taught by Professor Kelly during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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