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Discourse Dynamics

Critical Analysis for Social and Individual Psychology, 1st Edition

By Ian Parker


170 pages

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What are discourses? Are discourses ‘real’, and what is real outside language?

Originally published in 1992, Ian Parker provides one of the clearest and most systematic introductions to discourse research and the essential theoretical debates in the area. At the time it was one of the few texts to defend a realist position, discuss accounts of postmodernity and set out criteria for the identification of discourses.

Discourse Dynamics is essential reading to anyone interested in project research and an understanding of the theoretical issues involved in discourse analysis. The book will also be of use to students other than those studying psychology. It addresses the concerns of all those looking at qualitative textual research in the human sciences and is still very much relevant today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Discourses 1 Discovering Discourses, Tackling Texts 2 Realism, Inside and Outside Texts Part 2: Cultures 3 Novel Narratives of Modern Times 4 Discourse Discourse, Postmodern Psychology Part 3: Individuals 5 Power: an Ecological Model of Text-Life 6 Desire: Psychodynamic Models. Research and Reading References Name Index Subject Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General