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Re: Ideology Once Again
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0022.  Wednesday, 8 January 1997.

From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Monday, 06 Jan 1997 11:47:16 -0500
Subject: 8.0020  Re: Ideology Once Again
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0020  Re: Ideology Once Again

Gabriel Egan clarifies:

>If I write that "speaking is a practice through which individuals are worked
>into a 'lived relation' to a language", would you also have to ask who gets
>worked into, who determines the practicer, and who determines the worked upon?
>You might not like Kavanagh's definition, but its components are no more
>complex than my sample definition of speaking. (I don't think I'd defend
>either definition--but they are clear.)

Thanks for clarifying that point for me.  I have a habit of separating
"practicer" from the person or persons practiced upon. But what you are saying,
for example, is that the practice of living links those who practice living to
the project of living.  As far as ideology is concerned, there is no way to
separate the dancer from the dance.

But how would <italic>you</italic>, Gabriel, define <italic>ideology</italic>?
You tantalize us.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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