Do our writings and our utterances reflect or describe our world, or do they intervene in it? Do they, perhaps, help to make it? If so, how? Within what limits, and with what implications? Contemporary theorists have considered the ways in which the languages we speak might be 'performative' in just this way, and their thinking on the topic has had an important impact on a broad range of academic disciplines. In this accessible introduction to a sometimes complex field, James Loxley: offers a concise and original ...

Performativity 2007, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415329262

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Performativity 2006, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415329255