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Privilege and Extinguishment of the “subject”.

Author(s): Maria Inês Rosa

Journal: Educação : Teoria e Prática
ISSN 1517-9869

Volume: 18;
Issue: 31;
Start page: 87;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: language as a relationship to the other/”subject” | words | privilege | simplication.

We develop the issue of privilege in connection with the problem of “subject”. Such problem is referrred to the language. Language is understood as a relationship to the other, the “subject”. This relationship is never dual because it includes a third party. Assuch, the language, the word, implies and affects who utters it, to whom it has been addressed, and who has heard it. Words heard and addressed to the other referred to the academic environment, offered the opportunity for refflections on this issue. The analysis highligths the fact that words carry and [re]affirm the privilege and through.privilege the place for the other is determined within the structure of social hierarchiesand frontiers between the privileged and the non-privileged-”we” and “they”-areestablished. This lead, with respect to language as a relationship to the other, to theerasure of the “subject”, with privilege taking its place.
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