'Very clear, comprehensive, yet concise'. `This well-written book is a must for scholars embarking on discourse analysis - it is as valuable to health scientists as it is to social scientists. It translates the dense writings on this topic into a workable research method, and shows the exciting possibilities of an approach that helps us to reflect on how we, as individuals are socially constituted' - Nurse Researcher. Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction provides a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. Addressed to graduate students, academics and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry.
We wrote this book because we believe discourse analysis has the potential to contribute significantly to our understanding of social phenomena. Our enthusiasm grows out of several sources. It grows out of the experience of actually doing discourse analytic studies and being happily surprised at the ...