Lines of Power, Limits of Language
By (author) Gunnar Olsson
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Lines of Power, Limits of Language by Gunnar Olsson
Book DescriptionThis work examines the basic structures that determine the organization of knowledge and exercise of power in the postmodern world. Olsson promotes an agenda that integrates and transcends the limited/limiting language of mainstream social science and human action. By challenging the boundaries traditionally separating sociology, geography, political sciences, philosophy, literature and cultural theory, Olsson creates a new voice for the social sciences in which language is used both to say and to show, both as a topic of analysis and as a mode of presentation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816619498
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 23-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States
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