As a fascinating prologue to the main action, I came across the piece below when checking on what I think proved to be a miss-spelling of the phrase In abstentia(absentia), when called upon by the friendly blogger thing to come up with a title for the hotbed of intellectual delectation that is this here blog. Clouds silver linings etc so I stumbled upon said piece below which displays the wonder of words placed in succession in the sometimes successful, sometimes vain attempt to serve the purposes of the author whio lies behinds such symbol manipulation.
'Father Jerome's PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES used in his QUALIA III Monograph.
"'in abstentia' - the realities of legitimation"
The GENERAL CONTEXT of such use is:
'in abstentia' - the realities of legitimation: In order to understand that the social effects of the common or learned (i.e., taught, as by pedagogic communications) illusions (maya), which are sociologically implied in the system of relations between the educational system (the School) and the structure of class relations, are not illusory, it is necessary to go back to the principle which governs this system of relations. Legitimation of the established order, by the School, presupposes social recognition of the legitimacy of the School, a recognition resting in turn on misrecognition of the delegation of authority which establishes that legitimacy, or, more precisely, on misrecognition of the social conditions of a harmony between structures and habitus sufficiently perfect to engender misrecognition of the habitus as a product reproducing what produces it and correlative recognition of the structure of the order thus reproduced. Thus, the educational system objectively tends, by concealing the objective truth of its functioning, to produce the ideological justification of the order it reproduces by its functioning.'
This is a particularly fine display of intellectual writing in which the meaning, if it exists, is hidden within an impenetrable maze of verbiage, thus preserving the mystery of The Word from the academically unwashed. The final sentence is actually quite an excellent one in terms of the clear display of meaning & indeed is a meaning worth displaying. Perhaps the preceding lines did actually lead to this fine conclusion but I admit to being utterly in the dark as to whether this is the case or not. Which, of course, is to the credit of the author- the lines of Jesus coming to mind: "so that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand.'"