Home » Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings by Michel de Certeau
Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings Michel de Certeau

Capture of Speech and Other Political Writings

Michel de Certeau

Published December 31st 1997
ISBN : 9780816627691
Paperback
248 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Who has the right to speak? How is this right acquired? What happens when this right is denied or inhibited? These are the questions examined by Michel de Certeau in this foundational exploration of political expression and participation.In TheMoreWho has the right to speak? How is this right acquired? What happens when this right is denied or inhibited? These are the questions examined by Michel de Certeau in this foundational exploration of political expression and participation.In The Capture off Speech, de Certeau moves beyond formal or legal definitions of rights. He argues that to communicate in a contemporary political system means not only having the abstract possibility of utterance, but possessing the conditions that allow being heard. De Certeau emphasizes that all too often free speech is upheld in the abstract while social institutions work in such a way as to deny access to effective communication.The books title essay was written in response to the revolutionary events of May 1968. Almost thirty years later, these essays remain a central resource for exploring de Certeaus political thought.