Textual Politics: Discourse And Social Dynamics

Textual Politics: Discourse And Social Dynamics

By: Jay L. Lemke (author)Paperback

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Texts record the meanings we make: in words, pictures and deeds, and politics chronicles our uses of power in shaping social relationships large and small. Textual politics is about meaning - the meaning we make with words and with the symbolic values of every object and action.; The book begins with an introduction which discusses the relationship between Discourse And The Notions Of Power And Ideology. These Concepts Are Then applied to major issues: the social construction of class, gender and individuality; the rhetoric of polarizing social controversies religious fundamentalism vs. gay rights; and the abuse of technical language in policy arguments educational research vs. conservative politics. The book ends with chapters which extend the theory to processes of large- scale social change and apply it to the challenges facing education and political action in the new global information century.


Textual Politics: An Introduction; Discourse and Social Theory; Discourses in Conflict: Heteroglossia and Text Semantics; Technical Discourse and Technocratic Ideology; The Social Construction of the Material Subject; Discourse, Dynamics, and Social Change; Critical Praxis: Education, Literacy, Politics; Retrospective Postscript: Making Meaning, Making Trouble.

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  • ISBN13: 9780748402168
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780748402168
  • weight: 609
  • ISBN10: 0748402160

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