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Discourse as Cultural Struggle$
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Xu Shi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098114

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001

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Discourse Studies and Cultural Politics: An Introduction

Discourse Studies and Cultural Politics: An Introduction

(p.3) 1 Discourse Studies and Cultural Politics: An Introduction
Discourse as Cultural Struggle


Hong Kong University Press

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to establish that human discourses in the contemporary world are sites of cultural contest. This book discusses cultural and political issues involved in discourse theory and method, or the meta-discourse, and its implications for transformation of discourse scholarship. It provides a diversity of empirical studies of intricate cultural power practices and processes of struggle, resistance, change, and cooperation in non-Western as well as Western discourses.

Keywords:   human discourses, discourse scholarship, meta-discourse, cultural power, Western discourses, resistance, change, cooperation

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