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Discourse Theory and Practice


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PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS AND BUILDING BLOCKS 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 PART TWO: SOCIAL INTERACTION 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 PART THREE: MIND, SELVES AND SENSE-MAKING 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 PART FOUR: CULTURE AND SOCIAL RELATIONS 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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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 senior lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University, UK. Her research investigates a complex gendered subject and contemporary identification, including identities of creativity and work. She has also written extensively on discourse analysis and qualitative research. Her books include What Is Discourse Analysis? (Bloomsbury, 2013), Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work, with Karen Littleton (Ashgate, 2012), and Narratives of Identity and Place (Routledge, 2010). She is a coeditor, with Susan Luckman, of the 2018 Palgrave Macmillan collection The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. She is originally from New Zealand and now lives in the UK.


`A highly effective introduction to the range of approaches found in discourse analysis... a lively and intellectually stimulating Reader' - David Silverman, Goldsmith College, University of London

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