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Pragmatical Aspects of Models of Sociocultural Space

Tiit Remm
From the journal Chinese Semiotic Studies

Abstract

Spatial metalanguage is frequently used as a descriptive tool in social and cultural theories. This article analyses Lotman’s, Sorokin’s and Bourdieu’s models. Spatial models of the sociocultural world provide descriptions of the world and are at the same time doubly dynamic - first due to their aim of explaining sociocultural change and meaning-generation and secondly due to pragmatical aspects of modeling where these models originate. The understanding of modeling system in the field of semiotics as either a syntactic structure or as a field of sociocultural activities points also to two pragmatical fields of models of sociocultural space, the building of a conceptual world and the building of a material world.

Published Online: 2014-4-26
Published in Print: 2012-12-1

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