Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||The hunger strike as a communicative act: Intention without responsibility||Authors:||Wee, L.||Issue Date:||Jun-2007||Citation:||Wee, L. (2007-06). The hunger strike as a communicative act: Intention without responsibility. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 17 (1) : 61-76. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1525/jlin.2007.17.1.61||Abstract:||Judgments of actor responsibility usually depend on attributions of actor intentions. In some circumstances, though, actor intention or even both intention and responsibility may be considered irrelevant. This raises the question of whether it is possible for an intentional actor to not be held responsible for the consequences of his or her act. This article claims that the hunger strike represents just such a possibility, mainly because (i) the actor is presented as having no choice, (ii) the stance of commentators (especially the media) is influential in shaping attributions of intentionality, and (iii) a significant time interval exists between the initiation of the strike and its effects. © 2007 by the American Anthropological Association.||Source Title:||Journal of Linguistic Anthropology||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130237||ISSN:||10551360||DOI:||10.1525/jlin.2007.17.1.61|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Oct 20, 2019
checked on Oct 11, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.