Who has the right to speak? How is this right acquired? What
happens when this right is denied or inhibited? These are the
questions examined by Michel de Certeau in this foundational
exploration of political expression and participation.
In The Capture off Speech, de Certeau moves beyond formal or
legal definitions of rights. He argues that to "communicate" in a
contemporary political system means not only having the abstract
possibility of utterance, but possessing the conditions that allow
being heard. De Certeau emphasizes that all too often free speech
is upheld in the abstract while social institutions work in such a
way as to deny access to effective communication.
The book's title essay was written in response to the
revolutionary events of May 1968. Almost thirty years later, these
essays remain a central resource for exploring de Certeau's
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