Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity - Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place - Vaia Touna

Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity - Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place - Vaia Touna

2. Response to Steven Ramey: The Constitutive Discourse of Description

Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity - Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place - Vaia Touna

Vaia Touna [+-]
University of Alabama
Vaia Touna is Assistant Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Alabama, USA. Her scholarly interests range widely, from looking at specific concepts of religion in the Greco-Roman world to methodological issues concerning the study of religion in general.

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Descriptions, as Steven Ramey convincingly argued in his chapter, are never neutral, they are always selective, contingent, and invested with interests; yet, even in his attempt to demonstrate the constructive nature of discourses via the use of descriptions Ramey, unavoidably, engages in descriptions as well. So, in this chapter I want to press him further by asking: when are descriptions mere descriptions and when are they constitutive of a discourse themselves?

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Touna, Vaia . 2. Response to Steven Ramey: The Constitutive Discourse of Description. Strategic Acts in the Study of Identity - Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 48-56 Jan 2019. ISBN 9781781790731. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23800. Date accessed: 21 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23800. Jan 2019

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