Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction

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SAGE, Jun 12, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 97 pages
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′Very clear, comprehensive, yet concise′

`This well-written book is a must for scholars embarking on discourse analysis - it is as valuable to health scientists as it is to social scientists. It translates the dense writings on this topic into a workable research method, and shows the exciting possibilities of an approach that helps us to reflect on how we, as individuals are socially constituted′ -Nurse Researcher

Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Constructionprovides a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. 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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