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Themes in discourse research: The case of Diana
This free course, Themes in discourse research: The case of Diana, introduces some of the main themes and issues in discourse research using Martin Bashir's famous interview with Diana, Princess of Wales as a case study. Through this it examines the role of discourse in shaping social interaction and its psychological implications for the study of minds, selves and sense-making. The course aims to demonstrate that in studying discourse we cannot help but study social life.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- identify some key themes in discourse analysis
- appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity
- be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The case of Diana
- 1 The case of Diana
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Discourse as social action
- 1.3 Discourse as social action continued
- 1.4 Discourse as social action continued
- 1.5 Discourse as social action continued
- 1.6 Discursive practices
- 1.7 Discursive practices continued
- 1.8 Discursive practices continued
- 1.9 Discursive practices continued
- 1.10 Voice and the speaking subject
- 1.11 Voice and the speaking subject continued
- 1.12 The politics of representation
- 1.13 Conclusion
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