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Discourse Dynamics
Critical Analysis for Social and Individual Psychology

ISBN 9781315888590
Published January 27, 2014 by Routledge
188 Pages

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Book Description

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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