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Discourse: noun, verb or social practice?

Potter, Jonathan; Wetherell, Margaret; Gill, Ros and Edwards, Derek (1990). Discourse: noun, verb or social practice? Philosophical Psychology, 3(2 & 3) pp. 205–217.

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This paper comments on some of the different senses of the notion of discourse in the various relevant literatures and then overviews the basic features of a coherent discourse analytic programme in Psychology. Parker's approach is criticised for (a) its tendency to reify discourses as objects; (b) its undeveloped notion of analytic practice; (c) its vulnerability to common sense assumptions. It ends by exploring the virtues of 'interpretative repertoires' over 'discourses' as an analytic/theoretical notion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1990 Routledge
ISSN: 1465-394X
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 24366
Depositing User: Margaret Wetherell
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:29
Last Modified: 11 May 2011 13:19
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