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Description - Discourse Theory and Practice by Margaret Wetherell

Discourse Theory and Practice provides specially written profiles of eight key discourse analysts, describing each one's main contribution to the field, and introducing their method of discourse analysis. This carefully structured reader is much more than just a collection of previously published papers, it offers: an introduction to the field; editorial commentaries which present the key epistemological and methodological issues of discourse theory and practice; strong pedagogic features; The book is organized into four coherent parts and features key readings by Stuart Hall, Jonathan Potter, David Silverman, Erving Goffman, Teun van Dijk, Derek Edwards and Michael Billig. Discourse Theory and Practice is the only reader in discourse analysis compiled with a readership of psychology, cultural studies and sociology students in mind. It is the course reader on the Open University course (D843) Discourse Analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761971566
ISBN-10: 0761971564
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 21mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Margaret Wetherell

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action. Stephanie Taylor is a lecturer in social psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.

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