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A Foucault Primer: Discourse, Power and the Subject
Who are we today? That deceptively simple question continued to be asked by the French historian and philosopher, Michel Foucault, who for the last three decades has had a profound influence onExpand
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Semiotic Investigations: Towards an Effective Semiotics
In Semiotic Investigations, Alec McHoul develops a theory of meaning that he calls "effective semiotics" - a theory that investigates "the ways in which signs have meaning by virtue of their actualExpand
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Mentality or morality? Membership categorization, multiple meanings and mass murder.
A central topic for social psychology is how we identify, categorize or represent ourselves to ourselves and to each other. Previous work on this topic stemming from attribution theory, socialExpand
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Writing Pynchon: Strategies in Fictional Analysis.
This book explores some of the ways in which contemporary literary theory can be used to read fiction. In particular, it focuses on Thomas Pynchon's three novels to date and his collection of earlyExpand
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On the limits of language planning: Class, state and power
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Language planning as a social scientific enterprise is roughly three decades old. Expand
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Two aspects of classroom interaction, turn-taking and correction: A research report
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  • Sociology, Computer Science
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The paper reports the impetus behind, methodology for and findings of two recent inquiries into classroom talk by Sacks, Schegloff and Jefferson. Expand
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Hypertext and reading cognition
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Towards a Critical Ethnomethodology
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‘Killers’ and ‘Friendlies’: Names Can Hurt Me
This paper concerns an incident in 2003 when two American fighter pilots mistakenly fired on a ‘friendly’ British convoy and on the reportage of that incident in the British press some four yearsExpand
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Not going to expo: A theory of impositions
It was an entirely conscious decision: to go to Brisbane in the middle of the beer commercial called 'The Bicentennial' and not to go to Expo. Conscious but with reason? And, deeper mystery still:Expand
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