Discourse and Social Psychology
Beyond Attitudes and Behaviour
- Jonathan Potter - Loughborough University, UK
- Margaret Wetherell - The Open University
Communication Research Methods | Discourse Analysis | Social Psychology (General)
This book is the first systematic and accessible introduction to the theory and application of discourse analysis within the field of social psychology.
Discourse and Social Psychology includes chapters on the theoretical roots of discourse analysis in linguistic philosophy, ethnomethodology and semiotics and an overview on the perspectives of discourse analysis and its utility in studying attitudes. Five substantive chapters are concerned with the key concepts of social psychology. Finally, the authors identify future research directions and present an exhaustive bibliography of all relevant literature.
The authors draw on a wide range of examples from written and spoken discourse and avoid jargon at all times, even when introducing complex theoretical issues.
Classic text - I recommend this to all my students who I introduce to discourse analysis.
Discourse and Social Psychology provides an excellent introduction to the topic of discourse