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ANTH 152 - Everyday Expressions of Power

ANTH 152 - Everyday Expressions of Power - Feminism and...

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Feminism’and’Language’ What’would’bell’hooks’say’about’Susan’Gal±s’essay’on’ silence’and’speech?’ “muted’group”’thesis’–’does’speech’reflect’power’or’does’ it’create’power?’Or’both?’
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How’can’silence’signify’power?’ Feminist’theory’and’the’study’of’language:’ Words’=’consciousness’ Consciousness’=’power’ Language’=’social’interaction/engagement’as’well’as’communication.’ Speech:’a’western’cultural’ideal?’ ‘Women’and’children’are’meant’to’be’seen’not’heard.±’ Is’silence’always’a’source’of’power?’ In’an’office’meeting?’ At’the’family’dinner’table?’ Apache’chiefs’resist’U.S.’government?’ Quaker’religious’practice?’
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Language’and’power’ “Genres’of’resistance”’ p.’215’ Hegemonic’discourse :’The’patterns’of’speech’associated’ a’powerful’or’dominant’group’in’a’society:’ Social’conventions’of’speaking’are’not’neutral’ The’speech’or’discourse’of’some’is’valued’more’than’the’ discourse’of’others.’
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Hegemonic’discourses’in’our’
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