Studies of Discourse and Governmentality

New perspectives and methods

| Aalborg University
| Aalborg University
| Aalborg University
ISBN 9789027206572 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267146 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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.
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Table of Contents
New perspectives on discourse and governmentality
Paul McIlvenny, Julia Zhukova Klausen and Laura Bang Lindegaard
Part I: Intersecting governmentalities in public discourse
Governing citizen engagement: A discourse studies perspective
Inger Lassen and Anders Horsbøl
The discursive intersection of the government of others and the government of self in the face of climate change
Laura Bang Lindegaard
The art of not governing too much in vocational rehabilitation encounters
Janne Solberg
Governing governments?: Discursive contestations of governmentality in the transparency dispositif
Sun-Ha Hong and François Allard-Huver
PART II: Discourse, practice and prefigurative governmentalities
Governing safe operations at a distance: Enacting responsible risk communication at work
Joel Rasmussen
Dialogue and governmentality-in-action: A discourse analysis of a leadership forum
Ann Starbæk Bager, Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen and Pirkko Raudaskoski
Diagnosing transnationality: Therapy discourse and psy practices in the ethicalisation of transnational living
Julia Zhukova Klausen
Governmentality, counter-conduct and prefigurative demonstrations: Interactional and categorial practices in the strange case of the United Nathans weapons inspectors
Paul McIlvenny
PART III: Discourse, policy and governmentality
Governmentality through intertextuality: Strategic planning discourse in the administration of tertiary education
Derek Wallace
Exploring the intersections between governmentality studies and critical discourse analysis: A case study on urban security discourses and practices
Monica Colombo and Fabio Quassoli
Revealing the governmentality of demographic change in Germany with the manifold discourse-analytical ‘toolbox’ of Foucault
Reinhard Messerschmidt
Notes on contributors
Name index
Subject index
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016004377