Conference Report: Workshop on "Discourse—Knowledge—Culture" / Workshop on "Applied Discourse Analyses

Willy Viehöver


The first interdisciplinary workshop in 2003—like two other meetings before in 1999 and 2000 organized by the Augsburg- and Munich-based working group on discourse analysis in cooperation with the section sociology of knowledge in the German Society of Sociology—focused on theoretical and methodological interconnections between discourse theory, social (re-) production of knowledge and the role of cultural frames. The major aim was on unraveling the implications of the French discourse tradition for the ongoing German debate about discourse analysis and theory, especially considering possible links or barriers between a (post-) FOUCAULDIAN perspective and actual contributions to sociology of knowledge. A second focus was centered about chances and limitations of applied discourse research and analysis in various fields of practice. Continuing participants' statements and reports concerning methodological and practical problems in doing discourse analysis and presenting the findings the second workshop in June 2004 opened up an interdisciplinary forum to discuss ongoing research projects. By this the meeting gave the chance to prove and ensure adequate theoretical positions as well as methodological basics and methods for the participants' own projects.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403388


discourse analysis; discourse theory; culture; power; knowledge; discourse; sociology of knowledge


Copyright (c) 2004 Willy Viehöver

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