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Melissa Lane - Doing Our Own Thinking for Ourselves: On Quentin Skinner's Genealogical Turn on JSTOR
Doing Our Own Thinking for Ourselves: On Quentin Skinner's Genealogical Turn - in Symposium: On Quentin Skinner, from Method to Politics (conference held for 40 years after "Meaning") -- Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 2012), pp. 71-82 -- downloaded pdf to Note
article  jstor  intellectual_history  historiography  philosophy_of_history  epistemology-history  Cambridge_School  Skinner  history-and-social_sciences  political_philosophy  political_discourse  language-politics  language-history  speech-act  concepts  concepts-change  contextualism  genealogy-method  downloaded 
january 2016 by dunnettreader
The Slavonic Tongue Is One | Language Hat
I’ve been reading Simon Franklin’s Writing, Society and Culture in Early Rus, c.950-1300, and I found the following passage so sensible and interesting I…
Instapaper  language-history  language-politics  language-national  medieval_history  Russia  Ukraine  from instapaper
january 2016 by dunnettreader
Stephan Stiller - English is a Dialect of Germanic; or, The Traitors to Our Common Heritage | Language Log September 2013
Of course, some words here don't really exist in German, but this mirrors the situation of a speaker of Cantonese in Hong Kong. To match up German with Cantonese and English with Mandarin works on so many levels (I won't explain now), but to better illustrate the situation to a native speaker of English, let's flip things around and proceed to … Scenario B: Imagine a situation where all speakers of English are required to employ German for written communication. The sentence "my parents have acquired a pet" is, in correct German, the following: "Meine Eltern haben ein Haustier erworben." Now when native speakers of English talk amongst each other, they still say: "My parents (have)² acquired a pet." but they're not allowed to write such a vulgar thing! Instead they only ever encounter German in prestigious newspapers. They are also taught, in school, to read aloud the German sentence as: "My elders have a house deer ur-wharven."
dialectic  language-national  Pocket  English-language  language-politics  language-history  linguistics  dialectic-historical  Chinese-language  from pocket
august 2015 by dunnettreader
Talkin’ about a ‘Revolution’ | OUP Blog - July 2015
Tracks when "revolution" started to be applied to the American war for independence -- Abbé Raynal and Tom Paine debates in print seem to be when "revolution" ceased to refer exclusively to the Glorious Revolution
Pocket  language-history  language-politics  revolutions  Paine  Raynal  political_press  political_culture  American_colonies  American_Revolution  Bolingbroke  from pocket
july 2015 by dunnettreader
Swear words, etymology, and the history of English | OUP Blog - July 2015
They're mostly from the Okd English side of the Old English-Norman French combo -- associated with lower status -- interesting examples of the class divide -- e.g. animal names from Old English (sheep, cow, pig) but meats of animals from Norman French (moutton, boeuf, porc)
Pocket  language-history  language-politics  status  elite_culture  popular_culture  from pocket
july 2015 by dunnettreader
Judith Richards, Lotte Mulligan and John K. Graham: "Property" and "People": Political Usages of Locke and Some Contemporaries (1981)
JSTOR: Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1981), pp. 29-51-- downloaded pdf to Note -- comparison especially with Exclusion Crisis authors eg Sidney, Tyrrel, Henry Neville who were more prominent and used by Whigs in decades after Glorious Revolution. The potential radicalism of each depends on how they used same terms differently
article  jstor  intellectual_history  political_philosophy  language-politics  property  populism  people_the  17thC  Exclusion_Crisis  Glorious_Revolution  Revolution_Principles  British_politics  1680s  1690s  Locke  Sidney  Whigs-Radicals  downloaded  EF-add 
september 2013 by dunnettreader
Abraham D. Kriegel: Liberty and Whiggery in Early Nineteenth-Century England (1980)
JSTOR: The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Jun., 1980), pp. 253-278 -- by end of 18thC Whigs had won the battle over defining that ambiguous event, the Glorious Revolution, and had claimed the uncontested mantle of champions of liberty. And in this sense Bolingbroke's claim of the Revolution belonging to both Whigs and Tories, regardless of what theory was used to jusify was indeed out Whigging the Whhigs. But "liberty" had some suspect origins (noble and corporate privileges) by early 19thC and very ambiguous applications, especially in connection with that other ambiguous term property. Some good stuff on particular 17thC and 18thC moments in evolution of political language.
article  jstor  17thC  18thC  19thC  British_politics  political_history  political_philosophy  intellectual_history  language-politics  Whigs  Grey_Lord  Fox_Charles_James  Reform_Act_1832  elections  suffrage  aristocracy  elites  landowners  landed_interest  liberty  property  commerce  middle_class  civil_liberties  constituencies  corruption  hierarchy  deference  downloaded  EF-add  English_constitution 
september 2013 by dunnettreader
Duncan S. A. Bell -- Language, Legitimacy, and the Project of Critique (2002)
JSTOR: Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Vol. 27, No. 3 (July-Sept. 2002), pp. 327-350 -- downloaded pdf to Note
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september 2013 by dunnettreader
Joyce Appleby - Special Issue Intro - Republicanism and Ideology (1985)
JSTOR: American Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Autumn, 1985), pp. 461-473 -- Intro to Republicanism in the History and Historiography of the United States -- downloaded pdf to Note -- downloaded not simply due to republicanism debates but her discussion of impact on historians of US in recent change in understanding how ideas matter, spread etc -- a social history based on objective attributes of individual decision makers in objective circumstances with objective interests shifting toward cultural history that recognizes how people think about their circumstances, position, interests, options for action, choices is a social process -- Kramnick's "ideology" approach to Bolingbroke's Circle part of this shift in political history to revised understanding of "ideology" -- Appleby also interested in linguistic turn
article  jstor  US_history  historiography  American_colonies  American_Revolution  Early_Republic  social_sciences-post-WWII  intellectual_history  political_philosophy  political_culture  political_history  social_history  cultural_history  ideology  language-politics  historiography-Whig  historiography-Progressive  historians-and-politics  downloaded  EF-add 
september 2013 by dunnettreader
Gary Marker: Standing in St. Petersburg Looking West, Or, Is Backwardness All There Is? | Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts
Citation: Marker, Gary. “Standing in St. Petersburg Looking West, Or, Is Backwardness All There Is?.” Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts1, no. 1 (May 1, 2009): http://rofl.stanford.edu/node/35. -- in "Rethinking the Republic of Letters" issue -- downloaded pdf to Note -- This strange symbiosis of Russia and Europe, at least from the sixteenth century onward, has been conveyed primarily through metaphors of teleology: primitive (or not), uncivil (or not); ignorant, crude, superstitious, uneducated, undeveloped. In short, backward. For European (and many Russian) literati “backward” and “Russian” were virtually interchangeable in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and as such they resided in a state of misfortune needing to be overcome.
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september 2013 by dunnettreader

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