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Conversing with ghosts: prefigurative talk and the shifting contours of intellectual debate.

Cooper, Davina (2016) Conversing with ghosts: prefigurative talk and the shifting contours of intellectual debate. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Next in our #AcWri2016 series is a reflection on conversational writing and academic thought. Academic discussion typically appears as clustered conversations. Davina Cooper focuses on the dilemma posed by prefigurative contributions, where academics respond to a discussion as if it is taking place, treating it as if it were the one that ought to be taking place, even though speakers know the actual conversation is otherwise. What do prefigurative contributions actually contribute?

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2015 LSE Impact of Social Sciences; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 17:33
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65283

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