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Benjamin Harshav

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079588

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001

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Remarks Toward a Theory of Social Revolution

Remarks Toward a Theory of Social Revolution

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(p.177) Thirty Remarks Toward a Theory of Social Revolution
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Language in Time of Revolution
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Benjamin Harshav

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0030

An explanation of the revival of the Hebrew language allows one to draw some fundamental conclusions about the processes of change initiated in society. The transformation of an idea into the reality of social life is like the transition from a line to a three-dimensional sphere. An idea is a logical, linear content, formulated in language. Its realization, however, fills the multidimensional texture of the entire society. In such a transition, one can distinguish four stages: formulation, rhetoric, realization, acceptance. In the formulation of the idea, various arguments and schools of thought take part, resulting in a gradual clarification and development of the idea. Rhetoric is the ensemble of arguments, models, propaganda, and emotional influences on the public. Personal realization, like that of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, is a change in the life of the individual for the sake of implementing the idea.

Keywords:   revival, Hebrew, language, formulation, rhetoric, realization, acceptance

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