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anything that can be said or stated
1. capable of being said or uttered
2. capable of being said effectively


(ˈseɪ ə bəl)

1. of the sort that can be said or spoken.
2. capable of being said or stated clearly, effectively, etc.
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consists of five essays on five emblematic topics: the Voice, the Sayable, the Demand, the Proem, and the Muse.
The aim is instead to examine what is sayable about residential schools within a community of teachers, analyzing the ways in which some discourses are taken as truth while others are excluded, constrained, or limited.
Experimental writing seeks "through form to expand the range of the thinkable and sayable .
It is only through the assimilation of an identity within the margins of the dichotomy that the gorilla can become a senseable, audible-visible and sayable being.
The police, he writes, "is thus first an order of bodies that defines the allocation of ways of doing, ways of being, and ways of saying, and sees that those bodies are assigned by name to a particular place and task; it is an order of the visible and the sayable that sees that a particular activity is visible and another is not, that this speech is understood as discourse and another as noise" (Ranciere 2004: 29).
institutions, practices, or discourses) that systematically define and legitimize what is visible, sayable, thinkable, and possible through the production and circulation of a given order (Ranciere, 2009b, p.
Smuggled out of the country, the photograph catapulted the fact of widespread wartime rapes by the Pakistan army onto the national and international scene, providing "visual form to a horrific event, making the social ambiguity of the raped woman sayable for the first time," writes Mookerjee.
Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe," he writes.
Henceforth, to imagine social change happening, wherever domination and misrecognition occurs, the social philosopher or activist needs to first analyze the intricacies of how power shapes and restricts what is thinkable, what is sayable, what seems reasonable--and to look for what is resisted or denigrated at the discourse level (Foucault, 1972; Forst, 2015).
For Ernst, a genuine media archaeology historicizes the concept of the archive itself by examining it as the law of the sayable and the seeable.
As Butler writes, "The question is not what it is I will he able to say, but what will constitute the domain of the sayable within which I begin to speak at all" (p.