Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 3.72 (2017)

Título:Articulations of Self and Politics in Activist Discourse
Subtítulo:A Discourse Analysis of Critical Subjectivities in Minority Debates
Autor/a:Zienkowski, Jan
Año de publicación:2017
Lugar de edición:Cham
Editorial:Palgrave Macmillan
DescripciónThis book focuses on the discursive processes that allow activists to make sense of themselves and of the modes of politics they engage in. It shows how political and metadiscursive awareness develop in tandem with a reconfiguration of one’s sense of self. The author offers an integrated pragmatic and poststructuralist perspective on self and subjectivity. He draws on Essex style discourse theory, early pragmatist philosophy, and linguistic pragmatics, arguing for a notion of discourse as a multi-dimensional practice of articulation. Demonstrating the analytical power of this perspective, he puts his approach to work in an analysis of activist discourse on integration and minority issues in Flanders, Belgium. Subjects articulate a whole range of norms, values, identities and narratives to each other when they engage in political discourse. This book offers a way to analyse the logics that structure political awareness and the associated boundaries for discursive self-interpretation.


“If you ever wondered what the world looks like through the eyes of well-informed and politically active members of disadvantaged minorities, you must read Self and Politics in Activist Discourse. As a discourse analyst with a truly multidisciplinary orientation, Jan Zienkowski offers unrivalled insights which, based on research in a Belgian context, have unfortunately gained relevance through recent dramatic events.” (Jef Verschueren, Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium)

“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the discursive logics that shape self and society, as well as how to study them. It combines discourse theory and pragmatic perspectives on interaction, generating an innovative interpretive and functional heuristic for doing poststructuralist discourse analysis. As an added bonus, it provides a creative and critical contribution to discussions on the workings of ideological fantasy. Highly recommended!” (Jason Glynos, Reader, University of Essex, UK)

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Temática:Análisis del discurso, Otras especialidades, Pragmática, Sociolingüística, Teorías lingüísticas
Índice1 Problematising Self and Politics in Activist Discourse
1.1 Multiplicity and Coherence in Critical Subjectivities
1.2 Abstract Categories as Embodied Values in Political Discourse
1.3 Rethinking (Research About) Politics
1.4 Unifying the Subject of Investigation
1.5 Research Goals and the (Re-)Articulation of a Problematic

2 Discourse eory on the Logics of Articulation, Politics and Subjectivity
2.1 Structuralist Semiotics and the Double Articulation of Language
2.2 Articulation in Poststructuralist Discourse theory
2.3 A Poststructuralist Ontology of Discourse and Politics
2.4 Fixing Meaning rough Equivalence and Difference
2.5 Fixing Meaning rough the Logic of Fantasy
2.6 Fixing Meaning rough Social Logics, Counter-Logics and Self-interpretations
2.7 Destabilising and Politicising Social Logics through Critique
2.8 Fixing Meaning rough Performativity and Subjectivity
2.9 Fixing Meaning rough Power, Domination and Subjectivation
2.10 Fixing Meanings rough the Self-technique of the Interview
2.11 Methodological Deficits and Challenges in Poststructuralist Discourse theory

3 The Pragmatic Dimension of Discourse as Articulation
3.1 Pragmatically Established Boundaries for Interpretation in Talk About Integration
3.2 Linguistic Pragmatics as a Poststructuralist Perspective on Discourse
3.3 Articulatory Practice as a Variabale, Adaptable and Negotiable Performance
3.4 Fixing Meaning by Adhering to the Pragmatic Maxim
3.5 Early Pragmatist Understandings of Self and Subjectivity
3.6 Fixing Meaning rough Performative Language Games
3.7 Fixing Subjectivity rough Practices of Enunciation
3.8 Articulation as a Metapragmatic Negotiation of Interpretive Context
3.9 Articulating Political Awareness in the Public Realm

4. Articulating the Problematic of Integration in a Minority Debate
4.1 Integration Between Science and Politics
4.2 On the ‘Failure’ of Integration and Integration Policy in Flanders
4.3 e Rise and Fall of a Dutch Binary Pair: Allochthons versus Autochthons
4.4 Hegemonic Logics of the Migrant Problem
4.5 Integration in Counter-Discourse
4.5.1 Contradictory Logics of Integration Articulated by a Single Individual
4.5.2 Logics of Integration and the Imagination of Social Ontology
4.5.3 Integration and Imaginations of the Public Realm
4.5.4 Integration as a Natural Phenomenon and Integration as a Political Process
4.5.5 e Failure of Integration Processes and the Failure of the Integration Industry
4.5.6 Integration as an Accomplishment and Integration as an Unfinished Process
4.5.7 Indexing the Location of Integration
4.6 Integration in a Politicised and Polyphonic Public Space

5 Self and Politics in Activist Discourse
5.1 Research Questions and the Use of CAQDAS in Discourse Studies
5.2 Observations on Ambivalence in Political Discourse and Subjectivity
5.2.1 Being Dragged into the Stories and Debates on Islam
5.2.2 e Search for a Platform for Public Engagement
5.2.3 Intellectual Engagements with Culturalist and Neoliberal Logics
5.2.4 Issues of a Young Intellectual ‘Allochthon’ in the Public Sphere
5.3 Identifying Large-scale Logics in the Public Realm
5.3.1 Countering Patronising Logics in the Political Game
5.3.2 Staying True to Oneself in the Face of a Politics of Assimilation
5.3.3 Pragmatic and Humane Politics in an Open Dialectic of Dissent
5.4 Recognition and Misrecognition in Political Discourse 328
5.4.1 On the Desire for Recognition and the Pain of Exclusion

5.5 Establishing a coherent sense of self: the case of Zohra Othman
5.4.2 Building Bridges and Crossroads in Response to Misfiring Interpellations
5.4.3 Common Logics for Dealing with Feelings of Misrecognition
5.5.1 Opening One’s Eyes to the Film of One’s Life
5.5.2 Objectifying the Systemic Logic of Capitalism
5.5.3 Lightening Up the Dark Space in One’s Inner Centre
5.5.4 Towards a Preferred Mode of PvdA Politics After Resist
Activism as a Self-Technique: the Case of Nadia Fadil
5.6 Activism as a self-technique: the case of Nadia Fadil

6 Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index
5.6.1 Shaping the self at the crossroad sof class, ethnicity and religion
5.6.2 eye-openers and shifting subjectivities
5.6.3 shifting modes of politics and self-awareness


ColecciónPostdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
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Precio: USD 129.00
Remitente:Jan Zienkowski
Institución: Universidad de Navarra
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:30 de marzo de 2017

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