Critical Discourse Analysis Theory and Interdisciplinarity

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Can discourse analysis techniques adequately deal with complex social phenomena? What does " interdisciplinarity" mean for theory building and the practice of empirical research? This original volume debates critical theory and discourse analysis, focusing on the extent to which CDA can draw on a range of disciplines in the social sciences.

Author Biography

Gilbert Weiss is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Salzburg. Austria. He is the author or editor of several books, including European Union Discourses on Un/employment ( with Peter Muntigl and Ruth Wodak, 2000).

Ruth Wodak is Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK and head of the Wittgenstein Research Centre "Discourse-Politics-Identity" at the University of Vienna. Among other honours, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996. She has published many books; among the most recent are: The Discursive Construction and Representation of Politics in Action, The Construction of History. Remembering the War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, translated from the German) ,and Voices of Migrants (with G. Delanty, P. Jones).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Theory, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Discourse Analysis;G.Weiss
Critical -- Critical -- Critical
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Rhetoric of Critique
Critical Discourse Analysis and the Development of New Science
Reflexivity and the Doubles of Modern Man: The Discursive Construction of Anthropological Subject Positions
Debating And Practising Interdisciplinarity
The Discourse-Knowledge Interface
Critical Discourse Analysis and Evaluative Meaning; Interdisciplinarity as a Critical Turn
Texts and Discourses in the Technologies of Social Organisation
Identities in Flux: Arabs and Jews in Israel
Political and Somatic Alignment: Habitus, Ideology and Social Practice
Voicing the 'Other': Reading and Writing Indigenous Australians
From Theory To Social And Political Practice
Activist Sociolinguistics in a Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective
Discourse at Work: When Women Take on the Role of Manager
Cross-Cultural Representation of 'Otherness' in Media Discourse
Interaction Between Visual and Verbal Communication: Changing Patterns in the Printed Media
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