Selves, bodies and the grammar of social worlds : reimagining social change

CLARK, Jodie (2016). Selves, bodies and the grammar of social worlds : reimagining social change. Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse . London, Palgrave.

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This book is an invitation to researchers who are committed to social change to look for ideas about transformation in an unexpected place – that is, in the data generated from empirical research. Informed by Critical Discourse Analysis and postmodern theory, it proposes a method of locating, through close grammatical analysis of everyday descriptions of the social world, the desire for alternative transformative structures. Drawing upon insightful analysis of conversational data collected over a period of 12 years from both ‘marginalised’ and ‘mainstream’ participants, it reveals innovative ways of imagining social structure. Clark proposes a view of the social world as in an embodied relationship with embodied selves.

Item Type: Authored Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis, postmodernism, social theory, feminism, Queer theory, Foucault, Butler, Irigaray, Systemic Functional Linguistics, grammar, conversation
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Humanities
Depositing User: Jodie Clark
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 08:06
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 08:06

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