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Research Strategies in the Social SciencesA Guide to New Approaches$
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Elinor Scarbrough and Eric Tanenbaum

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198292376.001.0001

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Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations

Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations

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(p.249) 11 Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations
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Research Strategies in the Social Sciences
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Bobby Sayyid

Lilian Zac

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198292376.003.0011

Introducing central conceptual themes employed in discourse analysis, another challenge to the positivist assumptions underlying conventional social science. The concepts covered are anti‐foundationalism; anti‐essentialism; identity and difference; post‐structuralism; hegemony; subjects and identities. How these concepts are used in discourse theoretical approaches to analysing socio‐political phenomena is outlined.

Keywords:   difference, discourse analysis, essentialism, foundationalism, hegemony, identity, identity, positivism, post‐structuralism, subjects

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