The question of reception and the political requires us to think about the
relationship between material, political, or state power on the one
hand and, on the other, the interpretative devices and techniques that
make certain meanings or modes of reading more readily available
than others. How is political power related to the devices we have for
making the world intelligible? Through what rhetorical and material
strategies and resources is the reception of texts, the construction of
meanings, made possible within (by or against) political power?