Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory and Interdisciplinarity

Paperback | February 15, 2008

EditorGilbert Weiss

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Can discourse analysis techniques adequately deal with complex social phenomena? What does "interdisciplinarity" mean for theory building and the practice of empirical research? This original volume debates critical theory and discourse analysis, focusing on the extent to which CDA can draw on a range of disciplines in the social sciences.

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Can discourse analysis techniques adequately deal with complex social phenomena? What does "interdisciplinarity" mean for theory building and the practice of empirical research? This original volume debates critical theory and discourse analysis, focusing on the extent to which CDA can draw on a range of disciplines in the social scien...

Gilbert Weiss is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Salzburg. Austria. He is the author or editor of several books, including European Union Discourses on Un/employment ( with Peter Muntigl and Ruth Wodak, 2000). Ruth Wodak is Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK and head of the Wittgen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230555144

ISBN - 13:9780230555143

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Preface * Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction--Theory, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Discourse Analysis--G.Weiss & R.Wodak * PART 1: CRITICAL -- CRITICAL -- CRITICAL * Critical Discourse Analysis and the Rhetoric of Critique--M.Billig * Critical Discourse Analysis and the Development of New Science--C.A.M.Gouveia * Reflexivity and the Doubles of Modern Man: The Discursive Construction of Anthropological Subject Positions--M.W.Jørgensen * PART 2: DEBATING AND PRACTISING INTERDISCIPLINARITY * The Discourse-Knowledge Interface--T.A.van Dijk * Critical Discourse Analysis and Evaluative Meaning--Interdisciplinarity as a Critical Turn--P.Graham * Texts and Discourses in the Technologies of Social Organisation--J.Lemke * Identities in Flux: Arabs and Jews in Israel--M.Dascal * Political and Somatic Alignment: Habitus, Ideology and Social Practice--S.Scollon * Voicing the 'Other': Reading and Writing Indigenous Australians--J.R.Martin * PART 3: FROM THEORY TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PRACTICE * Activist Sociolinguistics in a Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective--P.O'Connor * Discourse at Work: When Women Take on the Role of Manager--L.Martín-Rojo & C.Gómez Esteban * Cross-Cultural Representation of 'Otherness' in Media Discourse--C.R.Caldas-Coulthard * Interaction Between Visual and Verbal Communication: Changing Patterns in the Printed Media--C.Anthonissen * Index