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ERIC Number: EJ854049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Postmodernist Prose and George Orwell
Roney, Stephen K.
Academic Questions, v15 n2 p13-23 Mar 2002
George Orwell, in the essay "Politics and the English Language," criticized pretentious doublespeak and technobabble that numb the consciousness and hide political power plays. Judith Butler defends the "nuanced" prose of her fellow postmodernists as necessary to convey the complexity of their thoughts. Stephen Roney contrasts the two and concludes that Buffer et al. depend on obscure language to shield them from clear and persuasive arguments challenging the privileged academic positions they occupy. (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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