SOCIOL 2JJ3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Discourse Analysis, Consumerism, Aid To Families With Dependent Children

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How people use language to talk about certain subjects. "we need to change the discourse on this topic" Everybody is engaged in discourse, because everyone is engaged in communication with each other. "discourse constitutes the social discourse is shaped by relations of power, and invested with ideologies"- fariclough,1992. "language is used as a tool to control people"- foucault. Controls people by words like "opposite sex" reproduce the binary thinking because there"s either men, or women. A lot more words to degrade women then there are to men. Discourse analysis: generally, an analysis of knowledge production, organization and circulation. Culture is a complex collection of values, beliefs, behaviours and material objects shared by a group passed on from one generation to the next. The tangible artifacts and physical objects found in a give culture (i. e. tools, and technology, clothing, eating, utensils, and means of transportation" (ravelli and webber) transportation" (ravelli and webber)

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