Discourse and Psychology
Edited by Jonathan Potter
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Discourse and Psychology by Jonathan Potter
Book DescriptionBringing together classic and contemporary papers at the boundaries of the fields of discourse studies and psychology, it includes work from the fields of discourse analysis, discursive psychology, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis that is focused on the way psychological issues and topics feature in human discourse. The studies included have been chosen because of their position as key articles and chapters in the development of the emerging field of Discourse and Psychology and because of their influence on subsequent work. The volumes are organized to highlight different strands of work. Volume 1: Theory and Method includes a range of articles that have been foundational in one way or another and which illuminate the theoretical and analytic currents that were woven together in the early years of this field. It also includes a set of papers that outline methods of research in this field, cover debates over method, and illustrate the implications for studying psychological methods as forms of situated discourse. Volume 2: Discourse and Social Psychology focuses on work that has contributed to key issues in social psychology. It includes work on the basic fields of categories and attitudes as well as work that tackles broader issues of race, gender and ideology. Volume 3: Discursive Psychology brings together work that has addressed core issues in psychology such as memory and attribution, development and education, the nature of mind and knowledge, and emotion and perception. Each volume is organized thematically for extra clarity and is introduced by an introductory essay by the editor who is himself a key figure in the field. The overall effect is to provide a synoptic integrated account of this exciting and rapidly developing field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412934039
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Potter
Conversation and Cognition, Hardback (April 2005)
This book looks at the challenging implications of discourse approaches to the topic of cognition.
Focus Group Practice, Paperback (January 2004)
Focus Group Practice provides a picture of focus group moderation and interaction that is based on the study of what actually happens in high-class market research focus groups and in using recent theories of interaction, for example discourse and conversation analyses, to throw light on the practice of moderation.
Representing Reality, Paperback (August 1996)
How is reality manufactured? The idea of social construction has become a commonplace of much social research, yet precisely what is constructed, and how, and even what constructionism means, is often unclear or taken for granted. This work offers a tour of the central themes raised by these questions.
Mapping the Language of Racism, Paperback (February 1993)» View all books by Jonathan Potter
Divided into two parts, this book reviews and criticizes sociological and psychological theoretical approaches to the topic of racism and introduces the challenges to them posed by discourse analysis. It examines how white New Zealanders make sense of their own history and actions towards the Maori minority.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Potter
Jonathan Potter is Professor of Discourse Analysis and Dean of the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University. He has studied topics such as scientific argumentation, current affairs television, riots, racism, relationship counselling and child protection helplines. His main focus recently has been on the study of helpline interaction, on interaction during family mealtimes, on the conceptualization of cognition in interaction research, and on issues of psychology and institutions. He a world authority on qualitative methods and has written on discourse analysis and discursive psychology, focus groups, the study of psychological issues. Recently has raised questions about the over-reliance of social scientists on open-ended qualitative interviews. He has taught workshops and short courses on analysis in 10 different countries.
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