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Authority : construction and corrosion

Author: Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
What is authority? How is it constituted? How ought one understand the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) relations between authority and coercion? Between authorized and subversive speech? In this fascinating and intricate analysis, Bruce Lincoln argues that authority is not an entity but an effect. More precisely, it is an effect that depends for its power on the combination of the right speaker, the right

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Lincoln
ISBN: 9780226682518 022668251X
OCLC Number: 1109725202
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Constructing authority --
Oratory and ridicule: Thersites and the Homeric assembly --
Rumors and prophecies: Lucius Aurelius Cotta and the Roman Senate, 15 March 44 B.C. --Law, curses, and derision: Egil Skallagrimsson and Gula Thing --
Against authority: corrosive discourses --
And what about the women? --
Religion and the construction of authority --
Scholars and cold warriors: some discussions of authority in the 1950s --
Presidents and protestors: changes in the mode of authority production --
Responsibility: Bruce Lincoln.
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Employing a variety of examples drawn from classical antiquity, Scandinavian law, Cold War scholarship and American presidential politics, Lincoln offers an analysis of the performance of authority,  Read more...


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