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Discourse in social scientific research

Lecturer:Prof. O’Regan

Host:Associate Professor Pan Zimeng

Time: 9:00AM-11:00 25/11/2019

Location: Hongyuan 109

Abstract:

In this talk, Professor John O’Regan discusses approaches to the study of discourse. There are many understandings of discourse, from discourse as language use to discourse as a type of social practice. There are also questions concerning the relation of discourse to concepts such as ideology and power. In the social sciences there is an increased interest in discourse because of the importance which discourse is seen to have for the construction of knowledge and meaning, and for the formation of human subjectivities and social practices. Professor O’Regan discusses some of the key concepts and issues that are involved in the study of discourse and gives an overview of some relevant critical perspectives in this area.