Power Without Domination
Dialogism and the empowering property of communication
Eric Grillo | Université Paris III, Sorbonne-Nouvelle
The volume provides a multidisciplinary approach of the discursive dimension of power. It challenges the usual conception of discourse and power that underlies most of the current theories in contemporary discourse analysis, and shows that it is unsatisfying in so far as it reduces power to domination and discourse to power technology. In opposition to such a conception, an alternative model of power-in-discourse is constructed. It is called "Dialogical Model" in accordance with its being grounded in a dialogical conception of discourse that naturally leads to a participative conception of power (as empowerment). Part One provides the DM with theoretical and philosophical foundations, while Part Two affords empirical evidence by applying the DM to such typical situations as journalistic discourse under censorship, classroom sessions, and children interaction in a problem-solving situation.
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 12] 2005. xviii, 246 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Part I. Discourse and Power in Dialogical Perspective: Theoretical Foundations
1. Two dogmas of discourse analysisEric Grillo | pp. 3–41
2. “Discussion as a war ?”: Metaphor and/in discourse – From semantics to pragmaticsGuy Achard-Bayle | pp. 43–84
3. Euphemism and cooperation in discourseAna Margarida Abrantes | pp. 85–103
Part II. Dialogical Constraints on Verbal Interaction: In Search of Empirical Evidence
4. Pragmatic goals and communicative strategies in journalistic discourse under censorshipLioudmila Savinitch | pp. 107–137
5. Read me that Sentence: From social and methodological conceptions to the real exercise of power relations in the classroomMaria Filomena Capucho | pp. 139–160
6. Power and knowledge: How can rationality emerge from children’s interactions in a problem-solving situation?Christine Sorsana and Michel Musiol | pp. 161–221
ConclusionEric Grillo | pp. 223–237
Index | pp. 239–246
“The dialogical model advocated in this volume, with its emphasis on communicative cooperation and empowerment, is a welcome theoretical contribution to the growing field of discourse analysis.”
Lelija Socanac, Linguistic Research Institute, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia, on Linguist List 16.1145, 2006
“[...] the broadest and most comprehensively theorised account of cooperative practices in discourse, and the questions it raises are doubtlessly central to the eventual development of an overarching theoretical model for the discourse/power interface. [...] the effort of the volume editor to achive coherence is laudable. Significant editorial work has gone into ensuring cross-reference between the chapters, and the outlook is far more uniform than is the norm in edited volumes. Scholars researching cooperative behaviours and strategies in discourse will doubtlessly find the volume useful [...]. It is also likely to be of interest to those concerned with assessing the theoretical foundations of DA and its link with social theory; theoretical discussion of the kind offered here is seldom presented at such length, and is certainly a welcome step towards the maturing and development of the field.”
Alon Lischinsky, Umeå University, Sweden, in the Journal of Language and Politics, Vol. 9:1 (2010)
Cited by 4 other publications
Declercq, Jana & Ricardo A. Ayala
2018. The ethics of intercultural dialogue. In Dialogic Ethics [Dialogue Studies, 30], ► pp. 77 ff.
2014. Representing inequality in language: Words as social categorizers of experience. In The Expression of Inequality in Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 248], ► pp. 17 ff.
Schulze, Rainer & Hanna Pishwa
2014. The expression of inequality in interaction. Power, dominance and status: An introduction. In The Expression of Inequality in Interaction [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 248], ► pp. 1 ff.
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BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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