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Original scientific paper

A Contribution to Understanding Experience as Discourse

Hrvoje Čargonja ; Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

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The main concern of this article is to sketch a discursive history of the term experience. The paper commences with a cultural ecology of the contemporary usage of the concept and proceeds with a brief overview of the history of the concepts of experience and subjectivity, intricately connected with discourse on experience in humanities. Lastly, the paper offers some reflections on the academic debates that have spun the ‘web of significance’ surrounding this much contested term.


experience; discourse; subjectivity; culture of experience

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