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Discursive psychology and the study of gender: a contested space

Edley, Nigel and Wetherell, Margaret (2008). Discursive psychology and the study of gender: a contested space. In: Harrington, Kate; Litosseliti, Lia; Saunston, Helen and Sunderland, Jane eds. Gender and Language Research Methodologies. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 161–173.

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[From book introduction] In Chapter 11, Nigel Edley and Margaret Wetherell identify a particular challenge for discursive psychology, that is, to fruitfully combine analytical principles from both branches – in the face of critics who maintain that macro-analysis of discourse patterns works at the expense of micro-analysis of the interactional context of talk (Wooffitt, 2005). They claim that an expanded and integrative discursive psychology that assumes a broad understanding of constructionism and aims to work across both the micro and the macro would in principle combine a focus on ‘how speakers construct (and use) gender categories and how they are constructed – as gendered beings – by those very categories’.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Contributors
ISBN: 0-230-55068-1, 978-0-230-55068-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 24447
Depositing User: Margaret Wetherell
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 09:51
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