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Referential transparency

Posted by Bob on August 12, 2003

In Reply to: Referential transparency posted by Mei on August 12, 2003

: Hi,

: Could anyone help me with the pharse 'referential transparency' in the following paragraph? Thanks a lot.

: In attempting to prioritize for discussion the 'objective' journalist's claim of referential transparency, this issue of how relations of patriarchy inform the 'discipline of objectivity' as seemingly apolitical (genger-neutral) normative ideal is critical

As usual with this author, the prose is so labored and charged with ideological baggage, that it's difficult to express in clear, Standard English. I suspect that she (just guessing it's a she not a he, from the feminist diatribes) really means "neutrality" when she speaks of "referential transparency" ... the journalist deludes himself if he beleives himself objective and neutral, since he's unaware of the inescapable patriarchy he operates in. Poor deluded fool.