Review: Lupicinio Íñiguez (Ed.) (2006). Análisis del Discurso. Manual para las ciencias sociales [Discourse Analysis. Textbook for Social Sciences]

Luz Mª Martínez, Cristina Pallí


This review evaluates the contributions of a book which, in spite of being a compilation of several authors, presents itself as a handbook of discourse analysis, understood as both a theoretical-methodological perspective and a research tool. Thus, this review a) sets the proposal of this book in its original context, that of critical social psychology, while pointing at its interdisciplinary sources; b) offers a map of contexts of the different contributions; c) analyses the common ground which confers unity upon these different chapters, that show the complexity of the field without over-simplification. This review argues that the book is able to render a coherent perspective despite its plurality, precisely because of this common, unifying core: the contributions of the linguistic turn and of ethnomethodology and, above all, the FOUCAULTian notion of discourse and its political implications.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0702187


discourse analysis; FOUCAULT; discursive formation; linguistic turn; critical social psychology; discursive psychology; conversational analysis; problematisation


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