Studies of Discourse and Governmentality
New perspectives and methods
This volume brings together analyses of governmentality from different angles in order to explore the multiple forms, practices, modes, programmes and rationalities of the ‘conduct of conduct’ today. Following the publication of Foucault’s annual lecture series at the Collège de France, scholars have attempted to critically rethink Foucault’s ideas. This is the first volume that attempts to revisit and expand studies of governmentality by connecting it to the theories and methods of discourse analysis. The volume draws on different theoretical stances and methodological approaches including critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, dialogic analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, the discourse-historical approach, corpus analysis and French discourse analysis. The volume is relevant to students and scholars in the fields of critical discourse studies, conversation analysis, international studies, environmental studies, political science, public policy and organisation studies.
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 66] 2016. vii, 402 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | pp. vii–viii
New perspectives on discourse and governmentalityPaul McIlvenny, Julia Zhukova Klausen and Laura Bang Lindegaard | pp. 1–70
Part I: Intersecting governmentalities in public discourse
Governing citizen engagement: A discourse studies perspectiveInger Lassen and Anders Horsbøl | pp. 73–94
The discursive intersection of the government of others and the government of self in the face of climate changeLaura Bang Lindegaard | pp. 95–118
The art of not governing too much in vocational rehabilitation encountersJanne Solberg | pp. 119–148
Governing governments? Discursive contestations of governmentality in the transparency dispositifSun-Ha Hong and François Allard-Huver | pp. 149–176
PART II: Discourse, practice and prefigurative governmentalities
Governing safe operations at a distance: Enacting responsible risk communication at workJoel Rasmussen | pp. 179–208
Dialogue and governmentality-in-action: A discourse analysis of a leadership forumAnn Starbæk Bager, Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen and Pirkko Raudaskoski | pp. 209–234
Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational livingJulia Zhukova Klausen | pp. 235–264
Governmentality, counter-conduct and prefigurative demonstrations: Interactional and categorial practices in the strange case of the United Nathans weapons inspectorsPaul McIlvenny | pp. 265–294
PART III: Discourse, policy and governmentality
Governmentality through intertextuality: Strategic planning discourse in the administration of tertiary educationDerek Wallace | pp. 297–322
Exploring the intersections between governmentality studies and critical discourse analysis: A case study on urban security discourses and practicesMonica Colombo and Fabio Quassoli | pp. 323–352
Revealing the governmentality of demographic change in Germany with the manifold discourse-analytical ‘toolbox’ of FoucaultReinhard Messerschmidt | pp. 353–386
Notes on contributors | pp. 387–392
Name index | pp. 393–394
Subject index | pp. 195–402
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General