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Le bruissement de la langue

01 Jan 1993-

AboutThe article was published on 1993-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 183 citation(s) till now. more

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Abstract: The double question whether visual culture studies is a discipline or an interdisciplinary movement, and which methods are most suited to practice in this field, can only be addressed by way of the object. This article probes the difficulty of defining or delimiting the object of study without the reassuring and widespread visual essentialism that, in the end, can only be tautological.

166 citations

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Abstract: Visual portraits of the business elite are widely disseminated, and form significant sites for communicating messages regarding leadership and associated intellectual, symbolic and social intangibles, yet have been neglected in accounting research. At the same time, accounting for intangibles is recognised to be inadequate. This inter-disciplinary article constructs a framework from art theory to interpret portraits of the business elite and their associated [in]visible [in]tangibles. Four sets of rhetorical codes in portraiture are identified: physical, dress, spatial and interpersonal. Illustrative portraits from annual reports and the media are analysed to indicate how [in]visible [in]tangibles are portrayed through visual rhetoric.

126 citations

01 Jan 2001
Abstract: L’objectif de ce volume est de proposer d’une part un repérage portant sur ces travaux, les controverses qui les animent et les propositions théoriques qui les caractérisent, et d’autre part sur leurs correspondances ou recoupements dans le domaine des sciences de l’éducation. Une telle orientation conduit à expliciter les caractéristiques des travaux propres aux sciences de l’éducation concernant le concept de l’action, et à repérer leurs articulations possibles au mouvement théorique plus général. Le but d’une telle mise en dialogue est double : d’un côté, nous tentons de trouver des passerelles possibles entre les différents « mondes du discours » sur l’action qui semblent à première vue spécifiques et propres à chaque discipline. D’un autre côté, nous proposons de repérer des éléments qui pourraient être fructueux pour les discussions sur l’action tenues en sciences de l’éducation.

111 citations

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Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to add to theoretical and empirical work on the rhetoric of narratives and pictures in annual reporting by using the lens of repetition to examine the Annual Reviews of British Telecommunications (BT) plc.Design/methodology/approach – The study constructs a conceptual framework of repetition in signifiants (from rhetoric) and signifies (from philosophy, notably Barthes, Deleuze, Eliade and Jankelevitch). Signifiants are established by reference to rhetorical figures based in repetition: anadiplosis, anaphora, alliteration/rhyme and lists. Signifies are indicated as conscious rhetorical emphasis, and unconscious reflections of sameness and difference; networks and links; and, of particular interest during the “” years, exuberance and compulsion; differentiation, ritual and reassurance. The framework is used to analyse BT plc's Annual Reviews from 1996‐2001.Findings – The application of the framework is enlightening: repetition is shown to be prevalent in BT plc...

88 citations

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Abstract: In this paper, a review is conducted on the use of the concepts of Michel Foucault in forest policy analysis In doing so, three major questions are posed: (1) how Foucauldian thinking has influenced the analysis of forest policy, (2) what has been excluded from the analysis, and (3) how a Foucauldian perspective contributes to an enhancement of the theoretical knowledge on forest policy as well as how it may be used in future analyses Accordingly, in the first section, the Foucauldian concepts that have been the most influential to forest policy analysis, discourse, knowledge, and power as well as governmentality are introduced and summarized in a table aiming to outline a ‘Foucauldian perspective’ Subsequently, thirty-nine papers on forest policy that draw on Foucauldian concepts are analyzed with regard to the following dimensions: author, academic background, research motivation, regional focuses, topics and time span covered by the analysis, disciplinary approach, frameworks, theoretical approach and Foucauldian concepts used, methods, main findings, and the conclusions drawn by the scholars about the value of using Foucault for their research Additionally, the development of the studies over time is analyzed It can be shown that Foucauldian thoughts have inspired the analysis of forest policy in two major ways: first, via post-structural political ecology studies and, second, via post-positivist discourse analysis While nearly all of the papers were written by geographers, anthropologists, and policy analysts affiliated with European or North American universities, most of the studies analyzed forest policies in developing countries Less frequently, conflicts about boreal forests were addressed Consequently, two commonly found patterns were: an extension of the suppressive effects of colonial forest governmentalities into modern forest policies and discursive struggles about the use of forests All of the papers shared some common elements, such as: a skeptical attitude towards claims of a single rationality and an objective truth and, in particular, toward central state and capitalist discourses; an interest in the suppressive effects of dominant types of language and knowledge; an understanding that language and knowledge need to be addressed as aspects of power; and an emancipatory motive and interest in broadening the available knowledge base and democratizing policy making Finally, the results are discussed, and the initially posed questions are again addressed It is recommended that the Foucauldian analysis of forest policy should literally escape from its own main discourse and address topics that were largely neglected until now

78 citations