Theories of Discourse: An Introduction


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This is the first critical introduction to the theories of discourse advanced by Foucault, Althusser, PUcheux and Hindess and Hirst. Discourse theory proposes that in our daily activities the way we speak and write is shaped by the structures of power in our society, and that because our society is defined by struggle and conflict our discourses reflect and create conflicts. The words, expressions and forms of knowledge in institutions (schools and universities, the church and the media) become political as they are ...

Theories of Discourse: An Introduction 1991, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631148395

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