Discourse: Noun, verb or social practice?

Jonathan Potter, Ros Gill, Derek Edwards, Jonathan Wetherell

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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
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Philosophy

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