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Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Traditional Liberal Arts by Janet M. Atwill / Rhetoric and Society [RHETORIC RECLAIMED - p 45]

... their ability to seize their advantage

in a particular moment of discourse --

to discern a point of inteterminacy

overreach a boundary and intervene

in a system of classifications and

standards of value...

Such acts of intervention are called

by Bourdieu as "the denunciation of [a]

tacit agreement with the established

order"; It is there, "strickly speaking,"

he contends, "that politics begins."

At this moment of indeterminacy

a very profound kind of invention takes

place -- a renegotiation of the real.