The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

Foucauldian Discourse Analysis

Michael Arribas-Ayllon Valerie Walkerdine

Introduction

Since the 1970s, the term ‘discourse’ has referred to an extraordinarily diverse field of research concerned with the analysis of language, signs and text. Some have described the ‘linguistic turn’ as a major development in Western thought (Rorty, 1967), a ‘growth industry’ among Anglo-American academics (Hook, 2001a, 2001b), and the product of ‘marketing’ aimed at undergraduate pedagogy (McHoul, 1997). What has become known as ‘discourse analysis’ reflects a distinct interest in the social, political and psychological characteristics of language use. Given the variety of approaches that now exist, discourse analysis means different things to different tribes within the social sciences. For us, discourse refers to institutionalized patterns of knowledge ...

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