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// … die Einsicht, dass die Sprache die Realität nicht bloß abbildet, sondern mittels ihrer Kategorien und Unterscheidungen auch herstellt. Typischerweise ist mit dieser Perspektive auch eine Abkehr von einer objektivistischen Sicht auf die Gesellschaft verbunden… | http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poststrukturalismus
Nachtrag (04.06.2015): // Mister Micawber, Language Coach (knowledge or knowledges? Tue May 06, 2008 1:58 am knowledge or knowledges?): “Knowledge is uncountable.” // John V (Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:17 pm knowledge or knowledges?): ” … “Knowledges” comes essentially from bad translation of French: specifically Foucault. … Foucault, however, uses it to define a relative position of knowledge, i.e., knowledge is never absolute – there are different perspectives, ways of seeing which may all contain elements of truth. The idea is clearer if we think of Foucault’s idea that statements about reality are discourses, which means that even statesments which should be patently obvious such as “little Jimmy has a temperature” become questionable because they come from specific social/historical circumstances.
In English “knowledges” is pretentious. It implies that the user of such terms has more knowledge than we mortals who thought the word did not exist but were wrong. … I think maybe people are intimidated by the rubbish Foucault wrote, but it is not all his fault. Bad translation does not help …” | http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic24559.html