|Author||: David J. Howarth|
|Publisher||: Manchester University Press|
|Total Pages||: 262|
|Rating||: 4/5 (40 Downloads)|
Download or read book Discourse Theory and Political Analysis written by David J. Howarth and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000-11-18 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 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.