Social Policy and Discourse Analysis: Policy Change in Public Housing

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Ashgate, 2004 - Political Science - 148 pages
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Despite the fact that policy is increasingly led by the mass media, social policy research has so far focused on variables and quantitative measurement rather than cultural meanings and moral welfare debates. Taking a critical examination of social policy on public housing by way of illustration, this book demonstrates how critical discourse theory can be used in applied research. It shows how the theory and method of critical discourse analysis can be worked together in an intricate and accessible way.

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“…ideologies are transmitted, and practices, meanings, values and identities are taught and learnt.” (Fairclough, 1995, p.219) Fairclough, N. (1995). Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language. London: Longman. Marston, 2004, p. 1 Marston, G. (2004). Social Policy and Discourse Analysis: Policy Change in Public Housing. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 

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