Discourse and Cognition
By (author) Derek Edwards
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Discourse and Cognition by Derek Edwards
Book Description'For those already familiar with discursive work it will be a joy - Edwards writes with enormous clarity and insight. For psychologists whose work involves an understanding of the relations between language and cognition this book will be essential reading...This is a demanding book that will repay close attention. It can also be dipped into as a resource for the brilliant reworkings of traditional psychological topic areas, such as emotion, language, cognition, categories, AI, narrative, scripts and developmental psychology. If you want a glimpse into the future of psychology, get this book - the end of cognitivism starts here' - History and Philosophy of Psychology The central project of this multidisciplinary volume is a wholesale reappraisal of psychological concepts of human action, mental states, language and social interactions. Derek Edwards reviews a wide range of thought and research to demonstrate how the dominant cognitive approach to psychology has failed. He makes a compelling case for language to be best understood as a kind of activity, as discourse. The argument draws upon ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, linguistic philosophy and social studies of science.These influences underpin a fascinating intellectual survey ranging across cognitivism, discursive psychology, shared knowledge, categories and metaphor, emotion and narrative. The emphasis throughout is on the value of close empirical study of text and talk, through which the topics of mind, world and 'who we are' are seen as 'ways of talking'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803976979
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek Edwards
Common Knowledge, Paperback (December 2013)
'Common Knowledge' offers a radical departure from the traditionally individualistic psychologies which have underpinned modern approaches to educational theory and practice. The authors present a study of education as the creation of 'common knowledge' or shared understanding between teacher and pupils.
Discursive Psychology, Paperback (April 1992)
Uses discourse analytic terms to examine some of psychology's most fundamental concepts. Focusing on memory and attribution, the book shows the way their compartmentalization and failure to theorize adequately about language usage in everyday social practices has led to important weaknesses.
Collective Remembering, Paperback (February 1990)» View all books by Derek Edwards
Challenging the traditional view of memory as the product and property of individual minds, this book investigates remembering and forgetting as socially constituted activities.
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Author Biography - Derek Edwards
Derek Edwards is Reader in Discursive Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University. He is co-author (with Neil Mercer) of Common Knowledge, (with Jonathan Potter) of Discursive Psychology and (with others) of Ideological Dilemmas.
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