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Performative Utterances

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Users of “stand with” seem to want the phrase to be what linguists call a performative utterance: Something that, just by being said, creates an actual change in social reality. (Classic example: saying “I do” at the altar.
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With Full Moon Stages, Malina proves the prose/poetry distinction. Indeed, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this book is not in fact a book, but rather an atypical explicit performative utterance. Unlike J.
Naga peace: road ahead still uncertain
The organization's statements are probably best read as what critical theorists call performative utterances. There are a number of phrases in use in the last few years of the Naga peace process that have the same performative effect.
Book Review: Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler

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