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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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Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

(p.268) 12 Discourse Theory and Political Analysis
Research Strategies in the Social Sciences

David Howarth

Oxford University Press

An overview of contributions to the development of discourse theoretical approaches in social science from the work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau, and Mouffe. Particular attention is given to the concepts of signification, antagonisms, political subjectivity, agency, hegemony, the hermeneutical tradition in social science, and how to apply deconstruction methods.

Keywords:   Louis Althusser, deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, discourse theory, Michel Foucault, hermeneutics, Jacques Lacan, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, signification

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