2. Response to Steven Ramey: The Constitutive Discourse of Description
Vaia Touna [+]
University of Alabama
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?