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Discursive Psychology: Loughborough diaries 3 Derek Edwards



Derek Edwards from Loughborough University in the first of three videos talking about what discursive psychology is… and what it isn’t.

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    added on 14 Mar, 2011
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    It doesn't ipso-facto change your life, but I do think people doing CA, DP and ethno end up more grounded. There's a simple reason for this – we stress that it is those involved in the talk/action that know best about it, and they display that knowledge for our convenient analysis. So it changes the power relation of 'theory/findings'. We privilege the understandings of everyday people and their commonsense categories, we don't try to invent new ones.
    That can make you grounded 🙂

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    added on 14 Mar, 2011
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    For more on this check out

    Schegloff, E. A. (2005). On Integrity in
    Inquiry…of the investigated, not the
    investigator. Discourse Studies, 7(4-5), 455-80.

    And Levinson's interesting reply entitled "Living with Manny's dangerous idea" (same issue)

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    added on 29 Jun, 2012
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    Very well put. To me, this is the fundamental strength of CA, DP and Ethno work because it avoids theoretical imperialism in the sense that it isn't boxing what happens in daily life into an analyst's favourite theory of explanation. Of course, I'm not denying that CA, DP and Ethno aren't theoretically informed as that would be silly but it's the ways in which this body of work re-specifies life as it's lived which is important.

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    added on 29 Jun, 2012
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    Of course, as you probably have read, there is a complex and interesting relationship between post-structuralism and CA, DP and Ethno stuff. There sort of intertwined but different when it comes to issues of methodology and method.

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    added on 29 Jun, 2012
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    Hi AIEMCA. I've recently completed an MRES in Educational Research. Although my dissertation was interested in Foucault and post-structuralist stuff, I've read considerably within the DP, CA and Ethno fields throughout my higher educational life and find them very interesting. Just thought I'd put that out there lol.

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    added on 3 Jul, 2012
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    Yeh, it could be put that way. Indeed, there are notable clashes between those who use post-structuralist forms of inquiry and those who use CA, DP and Ethno stuff. There is a famous journal debate between Margaret Wetherell, Emanuel Schegloff and Michael Billig in the late 90's that explores these issues, mostly concerning methodological issues when analysing conversational data.

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