Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Hegemony Takes No Prisoners"

Probably the most genius thing about the concept of hegemony is how you're not allowed to think it's not a thing...because that's what it wants you to think!!

"We disagree about the choices people make about their language use. For
RP such choices are typically imposed externally. For me they are typically
decisions made by individuals. I prefer to view people as independent
beings, capable of acting in their own best interests with regard to language
use. RP sees that as hegemonic, to which, of course, I have no reply since
hegemony takes no prisoners." - Alan Davies

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