Theories of Discourse: An Introduction


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This is the first critical introduction to the theories ofdiscourse advanced by Foucault, Althusser, PUcheux and Hindess andHirst. Discourse theory proposes that in our daily activities theway we speak and write is shaped by the structures of power in oursociety, and that because our society is defined by struggle andconflict our discourses reflect and create conflicts. The words, expressions and forms of knowledge in institutions (schools anduniversities, the church and the media) become political as theyare traversed and ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780631148395

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