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Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader

Wetherell, Margaret; Taylor, Stephanie and Yates, Simeon J. eds. (2001). Discourse Theory and Practice: A Reader. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2001 The Authors
ISBN: 0-7619-7155-6, 978-0-7619-7155-9
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 24341
Depositing User: Margaret Wetherell
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 14:34
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24341
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