From: Ian Wright (wrighti@ACM.ORG)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 18:44:12 EDT
> It's sort of like a "Do you beat your spouse?" question. Once you say that > someone's perspective is petit-bougeois then the other person is going to > either cease conversing with you or throw back something similar in your > face (e..g. "My perspective isn't petit-bourgeois, yours is!"). Either way it > effectively closes off the possibility of meaningful dialogue and just (perhaps > unintentionally) ratchets up the rhetoric. You are repeating yourself. But I have no evidence that people will respond in the way you describe, and would not expect them to. There is no reason why a statement regarding the class content of a social theory should cause any more consternation than any other kind of critique. It can be argued and refuted in the normal manner.
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