- Multivocal

Multivocal literally means 'many-voiced'. The term can be usefully employed when discussing the nature of texts and their meanings. Multivocality suggests that meaning is not fixed 'in' a text in any kind of immutable, unified way. Instead, meaning is constructed by readers who occupy particular positions, who are informed ideologically, and who exist in particular historical and cultural contexts. Consequently, the meaning of a text may be contested.

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