Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change

David R. Howarth Aletta J. Norval Yannis Stavrakakis


Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change

Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change

  • Title: Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change
  • Author: David R. Howarth Aletta J. Norval Yannis Stavrakakis
  • ISBN: 9780719056642
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback



How can recent developments in post structuralist, post Marxist, and psychoanalytical theory actually inform ongoing empirical research What are the appropriate methods and research strategies for conducting research in discourse theory and analysis How can concepts such as hegemony, identity, the imaginary, dislocation, and empty signifiers illuminate key aspects of conHow can recent developments in post structuralist, post Marxist, and psychoanalytical theory actually inform ongoing empirical research What are the appropriate methods and research strategies for conducting research in discourse theory and analysis How can concepts such as hegemony, identity, the imaginary, dislocation, and empty signifiers illuminate key aspects of contemporary society and politics This pathbreaking and multi focal book contains a clear introductory statement of the theoretical approach used, and concludes with an assessment of the future directions of discourse theory in the social sciences.


Recent Comments "Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change"

I bought this based entirely on the title. What a mistake. Had I checked the back cover, with names like Lacan, Zizek, and Derrida, I would have steered clear of the thing. To be fair, the introduction was not bad, and the actual case studies were mostly interesting as historical narratives. Tellingly, much of the book becomes gobbledygook when the authors try to theorise what the narratives mean--especially the chapters using the above trio. The hegemony analysis makes a bit more sense, luckily [...]

it did not meet my expectations. I hoped clearer empirical accounts of discourse analyses which touch upon methodological issues. Overall, all analyses remain vague and loosely inter-connected.

It is a bit hardly written. Not a piece of cake reading, but delivers very good understanding over the subject.

excellent compendium!


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