Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis: From Political by Tomas Marttila

By Tomas Marttila

This ebook provides the lacking hyperlink among post-foundational discourse conception and the tools of empirical study, and in doing so it develops a post-foundational discourse research examine application. The e-book deals a constitution of the learn software, and explores the methodologization of alternative discourse analytical ways.

Show description

Read or Download Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis: From Political Difference to Empirical Research PDF

Best political history books

Classical theory in international relations

Classical political theorists reminiscent of Thucydides, Kant, Rousseau, Smith, Hegel, Grotius, Mill, Locke and Clausewitz are usually hired to provide an explanation for and justify modern foreign politics and are noticeable to represent different colleges of suggestion within the self-discipline. even if, conventional interpretations often forget about the highbrow and historic context during which those thinkers have been writing in addition to the lineages wherein they got here to be appropriated in diplomacy.

The Science of a Legislator: The Natural Jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith

Combining the tools of the trendy thinker with these of the historian of rules, Knud Haakonssen provides an interpretation of the philosophy of legislation which Adam Smith built out of - and partially in keeping with - David Hume's conception of justice. whereas acknowledging that the affects on Smith have been many and diverse, Dr Haakonssen means that the decisive philosophical one was once Hume's research of justice in A Treatise of Human Nature and the second one Enquiry.

The Rise, Decline and Future of the British Commonwealth

Written by means of a senior Indian diplomat who has till lately additionally served as Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, this publication presents a distinct and far-reaching exploration of the British Commonwealth, and its impression because the moment global struggle at the technique of Britain adjusting to an international with no Empire.

Additional info for Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis: From Political Difference to Empirical Research

Sample text

79) suggests, social subjects are inclined to accept and adhere to particular discourses because they are supposed to “promise” the possibility to locate and 38 Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis establish the authentic objective essence of the social within the social order. 2) point out that the social can only be organized in the form of discursive structures, discourses can influence the social only insofar as social subjects fail to recognize their lack of objective necessity. It is the misrecognition of the ineradicably contingent nature of any discourse that nurtures the illusion that discourses do not proactively construct objects’ social meaningfulness, but instead objectively represent objects’ inherent phenomenal properties (cf.

And Smith (1998a, p. 86) argue that these epistemic standpoints may explain why Saussure was primarily interested in detecting the structural organization of historically stable and spatially distinctive systems of language. Saussure’s assumption that practices of language-use left linguistic rules regulating them unaffected, contradicted the relational ontology of meaning. e. e. parole) reduced practices of language-use to mimicry-like continuous re-copying of their precedent contextual conditions of possibility.

This section of the chapter relates PDA’s first ontological premise to the relational ontology of meaning that characterized Derridean “strong” structuralist theory of language. 2) provides a cursory introduction to the (political) philosophical position of post-foundationalism. The crucial feature about post-foundational political philosophy is that the assumed absence of transcendentally anchored foundations of social life means that the social realm is subjugated to an incessant and unstoppable interplay between equally self-referential, objectively non-necessary and socially contestable conceptions of the ideal mode of societalization.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 50 votes