Discourse and Psychology (Sage Benchmarks in Psychology)

Discourse and Psychology (Sage Benchmarks in Psychology)

By: Jonathan Potter (editor)Hardback

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Bringing together classic and contemporary papers at the boundaries of the fields of discourse studies and psychology, it includes work from the fields of discourse analysis, discursive psychology, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis that is focused on the way psychological issues and topics feature in human discourse. The studies included have been chosen because of their position as key articles and chapters in the development of the emerging field of Discourse and Psychology and because of their influence on subsequent work. The volumes are organized to highlight different strands of work. Volume 1: Theory and Method includes a range of articles that have been foundational in one way or another and which illuminate the theoretical and analytic currents that were woven together in the early years of this field. It also includes a set of papers that outline methods of research in this field, cover debates over method, and illustrate the implications for studying psychological methods as forms of situated discourse. Volume 2: Discourse and Social Psychology focuses on work that has contributed to key issues in social psychology. It includes work on the basic fields of categories and attitudes as well as work that tackles broader issues of race, gender and ideology. Volume 3: Discursive Psychology brings together work that has addressed core issues in psychology such as memory and attribution, development and education, the nature of mind and knowledge, and emotion and perception. Each volume is organized thematically for extra clarity and is introduced by an introductory essay by the editor who is himself a key figure in the field. The overall effect is to provide a synoptic integrated account of this exciting and rapidly developing field.

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Jonathan Potter is Professor of Discourse Analysis and Dean of the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University. He has studied topics such as scientific argumentation, current affairs television, riots, racism, relationship counselling and child protection helplines. His main focus recently has been on the study of helpline interaction, on interaction during family mealtimes, on the conceptualization of cognition in interaction research, and on issues of psychology and institutions. He a world authority on qualitative methods and has written on discourse analysis and discursive psychology, focus groups, the study of psychological issues. Recently has raised questions about the over-reliance of social scientists on open-ended qualitative interviews. He has taught workshops and short courses on analysis in 10 different countries.


Volume One: Theory and Method PART ONE: THEORETICAL AND ANALYTIC ROOTS Transparency of Mind - J Coulter The Availability of Subjective Phenomena K Is Mentally Ill - D Smith The Anatomy of a Factual Account You Decide What Your Title Is to Be and (Read) Write to That Title - P Stringer Language Games and the Texts of Identity - R Harr[ac]e Warranting Voice and the Elaboration of the Self - K J Gergen Bakhtin and Billig - J Shotter Monological versus Dialogical Practices Taking Account of the Hostile Native - D Bogen and M Lynch Plausible Deniability and the Production of Conventional History in the Iran-Contra Hearings The Presentation of Victim and Motive in Discourse - D R Watson The Case of Police Interrogations and Interviews Strategies in the Contest between Lawyers and Witnesses - P Drew Telling My Side - A M Pomerantz 'Limited Access' as a Fishing Device Prejudice, Categorization and Particularization - M Billig From a Perceptual to a Rhetorical Approach Accounting for Error - M Mulkay and G N Gilbert How Scientists Construct Their Social World When They Account for Correct and Incorrect Belief Discourse - J Potter et al Noun, Verb or Social Practice PART TWO: METHODS IN PRACTICE AND METHODS AS TOPIC Scientists' Interview Talk - J Potter and M Mulkay Interviews as a Technique for Revealing Participants' Interpretative Practices Analyzing Racial Discourse - D Edwards The Discursive Psychology of Mind-World Relationships Qualitative Interviews in Psychology - J Potter and A Hepburn Problems and Possibilities Discourse Analysis Means Doing Analysis - C Antaki et al A Critique of Six Analytic Shortcomings Interactional Troubles in Face-to-Face Survey Interviews - L Suchman and B Jordan Displaying Opinions - G Myers Topics and Disagreement in Focus Groups Creating Happy People by Asking Yes/No Questions - H Houtkoop-Steenstra and C Antaki Volume Two: Discourse and Social Psychology PART ONE: CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS I Was Just Doing X... When Y - R Wooffitt Some Inferential Properties of a Device in Accounts of Paranormal Experiences Social Identities in Talk - C Antaki, S Condor and M Levine Speakers' Own Orientations Identity, Politics and Talk - S Widdicombe A Case for the Mundane and the Everyday Foxes, Green Fields and Britishness - J Wallwork and J A Dixon The Rhetorical Construction of Place and National Identity The Relevant Thing about Her - D Edwards Social Identity Categories in Use PART TWO: ATTITUDES Discourses of Community and Conflict - J Potter and S Reicher The Organization of Social Categories in Accounts of a 'Riot' Accomplishing Attitudes - J Potter and M Wetherell Fact and Evaluation in Racist Discourse The Argumentative Nature of Holding Strong Views - M Billig A Case Study Attitudes in Public Discourse - M Verkuyten Speakers' Own Orientations Talking with Your Mouth Full - S Wiggins Gustatory mmms and the Embodiment of Pleasure PART THREE: RACE, GENDER AND IDEOLOGY Unequal Egalitarianism - M Wetherell, H Stiven and J Potter A Preliminary Study of Discourses Concerning Gender and Employment Opportunities Justifying Injustice - R Gill Broadcasters' Accounts on Inequality in Radio Talking of the Royal Family - M Billig Mapping the Language of Racism - M Wetherell and J Potter Discourse and the Legitimation of Exploitation Genocide or a Failure to Gel? Racism, History and Nationalism in Australian Talk - M Augoustinos, K Tuffin and M Rapley Jockeying for Position - N Edley and M Wetherell The Construction of Masculine Identities Marriage - R Lawes An Analysis of Discourse The Management of Heterosexist Talk - S Speer and J Potter Conversational Resources and Prejudiced Claims Talking about Gender - E H Stokoe The Conversational Construction of Gender Categories in Academic Discourse Positioning and Interpretative Repertoires - M Wetherell Conversation Analysis and Post-Structuralism in Dialogue Volume Three: Discursive Psychology PART ONE: MEMORY AND ATTRIBUTION Forgetfulness as an Interactive Resource - C Goodwin The Chancellor's Memory - D Edwards and J Potter Rhetoric and Truth in Discursive Remembering Language and Causation - D Edwards and J Potter A Discursive Action Model of Description and Attribution Script Formulations - D Edwards A Study of Event Descriptions in Conversation PART TWO: DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION But What Do Children Really Think? Discourse Analysis and Conceptual Content in Children's Talk - D Edwards Toward a Discursive Psychology of Classroom Education - D Edwards Disclosure as Discourse - C MacMartin Theorizing Children's Reports of Sexual Abuse PART THREE: MIND, KNOWLEDGE AND SUBJECTIVITY Reading Minds or Dealing with Psychological Implications? - C Antaki Narrative Reflexivity as a Repair Device for Discounting 'Cognitive Distortions' in Sex Offender Treatment - T Auburn What Can Psychological Terms Actually Do? (or, if Sigmund Calls, Tell Him It Didn't Work) - A McHoul and M Rapley Some Properties of the Interactional Organization of Displays of Paranormal Cognition in Psychic-Sitter Interaction - R C Wooffitt Extreme Case Formulations - D Edwards Softeners, Investment and Doing Non-Literal Paranoia, Ambivalence and Discursive Practices - M Wetherell Concepts of Position and Positioning in Psychoanalysis and Discursive Psychology The Dialogic Unconscious - M Billig Psychoanalysis, Discursive Psychology and the Nature of Repression PART FOUR: EMOTION AND PERCEPTION Social Accountability in Communication - R Buttny Emotion Discourse - D Edwards 'Emotion Work' as a Participant Resource - H Frith and C Kitzinger A Feminist Analysis of Young Women's Talk-in-Interaction Crying - A Hepburn Notes on Description, Transcription and Interaction Professional Vision - C Goodwin 'You Can Hear a Lot through the Walls' - E Stokoe and A Hepburn Noise Formulations in Neighbour Complaints

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412934039
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1400
  • ID: 9781412934039
  • ISBN10: 1412934036

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