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Analyzing Text and Discourse

Analyzing Text and Discourse
Nine Approaches for the Social Sciences

Second Edition

April 2024 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Choose the right methodological tools to answer your research question and know how to use them with this anthology of textual analysis approaches. 

Each chapter provides not only relevant theoretical background behind each methodology, but also its advantages and challenges, its potential applications, and its relationship to studying social phenomenon. Through step-by-step worked examples of real-world data, you get an in-depth window into each method in action and learn how to apply the same techniques successfully and confidently in your own research. 

Methods include: 
Content analysis 
Narrative analysis 
Critical discourse studies 
Multimodal discourse analysis 
Chapter 1: Analysing Text and Discourse in the Social Sciences
Chapter 2: Content Analysis
Chapter 3: Analysis of Ideas and Ideological Thought
Chapter 4: Conceptual History
Chapter 5: Narrative Analysis
Chapter 6: Three Poststructural Approaches to Discourse Analysis
Chapter 7: Critical Discourse Studies
Chapter 8: Multimodal Discourse Analysis

Anders Björkvall

Anders Björkvall is Professor of Swedish at Örebro University. His main research interests are multimodality, textual, genre and discourse analysis and literacy in children and young people, often focusing on how digital and analogue technologies and artefacts interact. In recent years, he has been interested in texts and genres in organisations and in 2016–2019 he worked on a project on state values texts, A New Genre and Its Archaeology: The Values of Swedish Authorities, which was funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences. He runs the STINT-funded project Multimodal text and pedagogies in higher... More About Author

Kristina Boreus

Kristina Boréus is Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, Sweden. She has studied ideology and ideological change, discrimination against migrants and racialized employees at Swedish workplaces, and right-wing populism in Austria, Denmark, and Sweden. Her publications in English include ‘Patterned Inequalities and the Inequality Regime of a Swedish Housing Company’ (with Ulf Mörkenstam, 2015, in Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies); ‘Nationalism and Discursive Discrimination against Immigrants in Austria, Denmark and Sweden’ (2013, in Wodak, R., KhosraviNik, M. & Mral, B. (eds) Right-Wing Populism in Europe,... More About Author

Per-Anders Svärd

Per-Anders Svärd earned his Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 2015, with a dissertation on the emergence of the modern animal welfare paradigm in Swedish politics. Since 2018, he is a Senior Lecturer in Social Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Science at Örebro University. Svärd's research has mainly been within the multidisciplinary field of critical animal studies, where he has studied ideological constructions of the human–animal relationship. His theoretical interests include animal rights philosophy and political theory, along with Marxist, post-structuralist, and psychoanalytical social theory. Since... More About Author

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