Critical discourse studies: Where to from here?

McKenna, Bernard (2004) Critical discourse studies: Where to from here?. Critical Discourse Studies, 1 1: 9-39. doi:10.1080/17405900410001674498

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Author McKenna, Bernard
Title Critical discourse studies: Where to from here?
Journal name Critical Discourse Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1740-5904
Publication date 2004-01-01
DOI 10.1080/17405900410001674498
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 9
End page 39
Total pages 31
Editor N. Fairclough
P. Graham
J. Lemke
R. Wodak
Place of publication Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
380203 Discourse and Pragmatics
751099 Communication not elsewhere classified
Abstract This paper surveys critical discourse studies to the present and claims that, to avoid lapsing into comfortable orthodoxy in its mature phase, CDS needs to reassert its transformative radical teleology. The initial part of the paper reasserts the need for a strong social theory given the materialist and context-bound nature of discourse in daily activity. From this basis, the paper then characterizes the “new times” in which contemporary discourse occurs, and briefly surveys those issues typically analyzed, namely political economy, race and gender, and critical literacy. By considering people's ordinary lives, the paper then suggests that subject and agency, and calculative technologies of management deserve, and new modalities need, more research. Transdisciplinarity is encouraged, particularly with social psychology and critical management studies.
Keyword critical discourse
social psychology
Q-Index Code C1

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