Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse

Discourse, Culture and Organization

Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power

Editors: Marttila, Tomas (Ed.)

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  • Explores what discourse analysis should focus on and how discourse analysis can be carried out
  • Examines lines of division that crisscross the field of discourse analysis and elaborates different theoretical-methodological positions
  • Explains the virtues of an integrative and transdisciplinary approach to discourse research
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This edited volume brings together leading international researchers from across the social sciences to examine the theoretical premises, methodological options and critical potentials of the Essex School of discourse analysis, founded on the work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. In doing so, it presents a clear picture of a poststructuralist and post-foundational research program to postdisciplinary discourse research. Divided into three parts, it begins by elaborating the ontological, theoretical and methodological foundations of the Essex School’s approach to discourse analysis. The second part provides empirical case studies showing how the Essex School research program informs and instructs empirical discourse research. In the concluding third part authors explain how and with what possible consequences this strand of discourse research contributes to social practices of critique. It offers a crucial contribution to the further methodologization and operationalization of the Essex School’s approach so as to make it a viable alternative to discourse-analytical approaches that take dominant positions in today’s ‘field of discourse studies’. The book's transdisciplinary focus will attract readers who use discourse analysis in all areas of the social sciences and humanities, particularly applied linguistics, cultural anthropology, sociology, philosophy and history.


About the authors

Tomas Marttila is Senior Lecturer in sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. His research examines the neoliberal culture of enterprise as well as transnational convergence of education policies. He is author of The Culture of Enterprise in Neoliberalism (2013) and Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis (2015).

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“Discourse, Culture and Organization is a highly original contribution to the field of discourse analysis and an important milestone for the presentation and systematization of the Essex  School with contributions from an outstanding range of scholars from different countries and disciplines.” (Daniel Wrana, the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

“This essential collection makes the insights of the Essex School of ideology and discourse analysis available to researchers across the social sciences. The range of expert and timely contributions reminds us of – and extends –  the School’s remarkable theoretical achievements,  as well as sites of contestation. But crucially we are shown how the theory translates into a toolkit for empirical, critically oriented work in specific settings. The result both complements and challenges more ‘mainstream’ approaches to the study of discourse.” (Will Leggett, University of Birmingham, UK)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse, Culture and Organization
Book Subtitle
Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power
Editors
  • Tomas Marttila
Series Title
Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94123-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94123-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94122-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 407
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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