Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction

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SAGE, Jun 12, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 97 pages
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Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction is the first book to provide a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. The authors reflect on the practice of analyzing discourse and the potential for revealing the processes of social construction that constitute social and organizational life. Addressed to graduate students, academics, and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry. 

 

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Contents

The Variety of Discourse Analysis
18
Our Research Program
39
The Challenges of Discourse Analysis
59
Conclusions
81
References
88
About the Authors
97
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Organization discourse theory
Power and politics in organizations
Social construction of Identity
Organizational change

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