Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader / Edition 1

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Discourse Theory and Practice is much more than a collection of key classic articles and papers in the field of discourse analysis. The aim of the book is to introduce students to the major figures in the field, and to some of their writings which, combined with the interspersed editorial commentaries, should allow students to understand the key epistemological and methodological issues of discourse theory and practice.

The Reader is organized into four coherent Parts, namely: Foundations and Building Blocks; Social Interaction; Minds, Selves and Sense-Making; and Culture and Social Relations. Key readings include works by Stuart Hall, Jonathan Potter, David Silverman, Erving Goffman, Teun van Dijk, Derek Edwards and Michael Billig. Chapters introduce the student to each individual and their reading, contextualizing each in terms of their contribution to the field, theoretical standpoint and individual method of doing discourse analysis. The many didactic elements of the book make it ideal as an introduction to the study of discourse for all students of psychology, sociology, linguistics or cultural studies.

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Meet the Author

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.

Stephanie Taylor is a lecturer in social psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.

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Table of Contents

Themes in Discourse Research - Margaret Wetherell
The Case of Diana
From Saussure to Critical Sociolinguistics - Gunther Kress
The Turn towards a Social View of Language
Wittgenstein and Austin - Jonathan Potter
Goffman, Garfinkel and Conversation Analysis - John Heritage
The Ethnography of Speaking - Kristine Fitch
Sapir-Whorf, Hymes and Moerman
Language, Struggle and Voice - Janet Maybin
The Bakhtin/Voloshinov Writings
Foucault - Stuart Hall
Power, Knowledge and Discourse
Editors' Introduction - Simeon J Yates
Footing - Erving Goffman
Lecture One - Harvey Sacks
Rules of Conversational Sequence
The Construction of 'Delicate' Objects in Counselling - David Silverman
Interethnic Communication - John Gumperz
The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies - Deborah Tannen
Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance
Just Say No? The Use of Conversation Analysis in Developing a Feminist Perspective of Sexual Refusal - Celia Kitzinger and Hannah Frith
Editors' Introduction - Margaret Wetherell
Unfolding Discourse Analysis - Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell
Discursive, Rhetorical and Ideological Messages - Michael Billig
The Multivoicedness of Meaning - James Wertsch
Emotion - Derek Edwards
Self-Narration in Social Life - Kenneth Gergen
Positioning - Bronwyn Davies and Rom Har{ac}re
The Discursive Production of Selves
Gender Difference and the Production of Subjectivity - Wendy Hollway
Editors' Introduction - Margaret Wetherell
Social Semiotics - Robert Hodge and Gunther Kress
Principals of Critical Discourse Analysis - Teun van Dijk
Textualizing Global Politics - Michael Shapiro
The Spectacle of the Other - Stuart Hall
The Construction of an LD Student - Hugh Mehan
A Case Study in the Politics of Representation
The Tavistock Programme - Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose
The Government of Subjectivity and Social Life
Debates in Discourse Research - Margaret Wetherell

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