Accessible yet theoretically rich, this landmark text introduces key concepts and issues in critical discourse analysis and situates these within the field of educational research. The book invites readers to consider the theories and methods of three major traditions in critical discourse studies – discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, and multimodal discourse analysis -- through the empirical work of leading scholars in the field. Beyond providing a useful overview, it contextualizes CDA in a wide range of learning environments and identifies how CDA can shed new insights on learning and social change. Detailed analytic procedures are included – to demystify the process of conducting CDA, to invite conversations about issues of trustworthiness of interpretations and their value to educational contexts, and to encourage researchers to build on the scholarship in critical discourse studies.
This edition features a new structure; a touchstone chapter in each section by a recognized expert (Gee, Fairclough, Kress); and a stronger international focus on both theories and methods.
NEW! Companion Website with Chapter Extensions; Interviews; Bibliographies; and Resources for Teaching Critical Discourse Analysis.
Table of Contents
Foreword, James Collins
1. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis in Educational Research, Rebecca Rogers Part I: Discourse Analysis
2. Discourse Analysis: What Makes it Critical?, James Paul Gee
3. Narratives of Exclusion and the Construction of the Self, Guadalupe López-Bonilla
4. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Neocolonialism in Patricia McCormick’s "Sold", Manika Subi Lakshmanan
5. Figured Worlds and Discourses of Masculinity: Being a Boy in a Literacy Classroom, Josephine Marsh and Jayne Lammers
Part II: Critical Discourse Analysis
6. Semiotic Aspects of Social Transformation and Learning, Norman Fairclough
7. Learning as Social Interaction: Interdiscursivity in a Teacher and Researcher Study Group, Cynthia Lewis and Jean Ketter
8. Language, Power, and Participation: Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Make Sense of Public Policy, Haley Woodside-Jiron
9. Locating the Role of the Role of the Critical Discourse Analyst, Lisa Stevens
Part III: Multimodal Discourse Analysis
10. Discourse analysis and education: A multimodal social semiotic approach, Gunther Kress
11. Discourse in Activity and Activity as Discourse, Shawn Rowe
12. Mapping Modes in Children’s Play and Design: An Action-oriented Approach to Critical Multimodal Analysis, Karen Wohlwend
13. The Discourses of Educational Management Organizations: A Political Design, Mónica Pini
About the Authors
Rebecca Rogers is Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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