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Anthropology 33: Culture and Communication Lecture 5 Handout (October 10, 2011) Readings: Meacham, S. 2001. “Getting schooled: Rehabilitative practices in a Los Angeles court school.” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11, no. 2: 274-292. Panic, Chapter 5 , “Accommodation as a Source of Panic” “Perhaps … we should abandon a whole tradition that allows us to imagine that knowledge can exist only where the power relations are suspended and that knowledge can develop only outside its injunctions, its demands, and its interests. Perhaps we should abandon the belief that power makes people mad and that, by the same token, the renunciation of power is one of the conditions of knowledge. We should admit, rather, that power produces knowledge (and not simply by encouraging it because it serves power or by applying it because it is useful); that power and knowledge directly imply one another; that there is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at
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Unformatted text preview: the same time power relations (Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish ). Some facets of the theoretical notion of participation : 1. Speaking is part of larger activities . Speaking is therefore inherently social , collective , and distributed . 2. Replaces old simplistic communicative dichotomies like speaker-hearer or sender-receiver. 3. Assumes the ability to interact with others by invoking a world larger than what we can see and touch at a given moment. 4. Assumes a corporeal component, a continuous process of interpretation of our spatial and temporal relations to the world around us. This world includes material objects - tools and artifacts - as well as other live bodies. 5. *Brings into focus differentiation as well as the unequal share of knowledge and control of resources in society. 6. *Is critical for understanding control, power, socialization, and types of learning....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 33 taught by Professor Wertheim during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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