Discourse: Noun, verb or social practice?

Jonathan Potter, Ros Gill, Derek Edwards, Jonathan Wetherell

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Abstract

This paper comments on some of the different senses of the notion of discourse in the various relevant literatures and then overviews the basic features of a coherent discourse analytic programme in Psychology. Parker's approach is criticised for (a) its tendency to rd.& discourses as objects; (b) its undeveloped notion of analytic practice; (c) its vulnerability to common sense assumptions. It ends by exploring the virtues of ‘interpretative repertoires over ‘discourses’ as an analytic/theoretical notion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-217
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophical Psychology
Volume3
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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  • Philosophy

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Potter, Jonathan ; Gill, Ros ; Edwards, Derek ; Wetherell, Jonathan. / Discourse : Noun, verb or social practice?. In: Philosophical Psychology. 1990 ; Vol. 3, No. 2-3. pp. 205-217.
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Potter, J, Gill, R, Edwards, D & Wetherell, J 1990, 'Discourse: Noun, verb or social practice?', Philosophical Psychology, vol. 3, no. 2-3, pp. 205-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089008572999

Discourse : Noun, verb or social practice? / Potter, Jonathan; Gill, Ros; Edwards, Derek; Wetherell, Jonathan.

In: Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 3, No. 2-3, 01.01.1990, p. 205-217.

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