Between East and West: From Singularity to Community by Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

By Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

With this ebook we see a thinker good steeped within the Western culture pondering via historical jap disciplines, meditating on what it capacity to benefit to respire, and urging us all on the sunrise of a brand new century to rediscover indigenous Asian cultures. Yogic culture, in accordance with Irigaray, delivers a useful capacity for restoring the very important hyperlink among the current and eternity — and for re-envisioning the patriarchal traditions of the West.

Western, logocentric rationality has a tendency to summary the lessons of yoga from its daily perform — most significantly, from the cultivation of breath. missing genuine, own event with yoga or different jap non secular practices, the Western philosophers who've attempted to deal with Hindu and Buddhist teachings — really Schopenhauer — have usually long past off course. no longer so, Luce Irigaray. Incorporating her own event with yoga into her provocative philosophical pondering on sexual distinction, Irigaray proposes a brand new method of realizing individuation and neighborhood within the modern international. She appears to be like towards the indigenous, pre-Aryan cultures of India — which, she argues, have maintained an primarily artistic ethic of sexual distinction predicated on a appreciate for all times, nature, and the feminine.

Irigaray's concentrate on breath during this booklet is a traditional outgrowth of the eye that she has given in earlier books to the weather — air, water, and hearth. through returning to primary human stories — respiring and the very fact of sexual distinction — she reveals a manner out of the unending sociologizing abstractions of a lot modern proposal to reconsider

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H. jeder Text (oder Diskurs) muB diesen beiden Kriterien geniigen, und zwar immer in Abhangigkeit vom Ko- und Kontext (s. unten). In diesem Sinne sind Intentionalitat, Informativitat, Akzeptabilitat und Situationalitat kontextabhangig - wir gehen also von einem komplexen Kommunikationsmodell aus, das interaktiv und dialogisch gestaltet ist, nicht von einem einfachen Sender-Harer-Modell wie in der tradition ellen Kommunikationstheorie (Shannon/Weaver 1949). h. mit der Annahme, daB jeder Text in einen Kontext eingebettet ist und mit vielen anderen Texten synchron und diachron zusammenhangt (s.

Diese genrespezifischen Momente miissen eben falls beriicksichtigt werden (Wodak et al. ). Soziokulturell erworbene Werre und Normen sowie psychische Pradispositionen stehen hier in einem Wechselverhaltnis zur proze~haften, gesellschafdichen Produktion von Diskursen und konnen/miissen in der Analyse miterfa~t werden. 31 Aaron Cicourel (1992, 295) unterscheidet zwischen zwei Arten von Kontext: einem breiten (broad) und einem engen (local) Kontext. ; s. Teil 2, Abschnitt 4). Die Konversationsanalyse bezieht sich stark auf den Gumperzschen Begriff der "contextualization cues" (Gumperz 1982, 162): "any aspect of linguistic behavior - lexical, prosodic, phonological, and syntactic choices together with the use of particular codes, dialects or styles - may function as such, indicating those aspects of context which are relevant in interpreting what a speaker means".

So ist eine bestimmte Zeichenfolge als Gedicht durchaus akzeptabel, auch wenn Default-Erwartungen (also common sense) verletzt werden. Eine ahnliche Textdefinition wie Beaugrande/Dressler (1981) stellt van Dijk (1980, 41) auf, der grundsatzlich davon ausgeht, dag "nur die Satzsequenzen, die eine Makrostruktur besitzen, ... als Texte bezeichnet werden". Unter "Makrostruktur" versteht van Dijk, einfach gesagt, ein zugrundeliegendes Rahmenthema oder eine Rahmenproposition, die den Text zusammenfassen lagt.

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