Discourse: Noun, verb or social practice?

Jonathan Potter, Ros Gill, Derek Edwards, Jonathan Wetherell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

129 Scopus citations

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

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Philosophy

Cite this