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Estudios Políticos

Print version ISSN 0121-5167
On-line version ISSN 2462-8433


GONZALEZ MONTERO, Sebastián Alejandro. Language and Power: Between Slogans and Actions above Actions. Estud. Polit. [online]. 2009, n.34, pp.63-95. ISSN 0121-5167.

The objective of this essay is to confront the relationship between language and power: In order to do so, it will employ the following strategy: first, it makes the distinction between that which corresponds to bodies as physical-formed matter which pose certain natural properties and that which happens above them in terms of socio-symbolic events that determine ways of being (it affirms that bodies and events are distinct). Second, It characterizes statements as slogans. The basic idea is to show that language can be understood in the framework of its collective execution to the extent that it recognizes the way that it codifies people's lives. Finally, the article adds the problem of power relationships to the definition of statement-slogans, with the purpose of trying to present, with precision, the abstract scheme of the functions that are at the basis of political subjections. The general hypothesis is that statements are functions that facilitate power relationships and for this reason, they emerge in the social field as heterogeneous determinations of the public and private lives of people.

Keywords : Language and Power; Political Identity; Subjection; Political Discourse; Political Language.

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