Textual Politics: Discourse And Social Dynamics (Paperback)Jay L. Lemke (author)
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 18/01/1995
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 609 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 13 mm
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