Abstract

In this foundational text for the large scale project that produced several major works, including 1889: Un état de discours social, Marc Angenot describes the project of amassing and assessing every French text written, and every utterance uttered in 1889, as a way of establishing a range of topics, opinions, argumentative strategies, current usages, in short, the "social discourse" of a single year. As ambitious as it is monumental, this article offers a program for understanding an era in our history, while providing a series of guidelines for studying any utterance and any text, which demands nothing less than the need for it to be considered against the backdrop of discourses within which it was made, and which made it possible.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6636
Print ISSN
0893-5378
Pages
pp. 199-215
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Ceased Publication
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