Information, Technology, and Society in Asia 223
NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED..
Discourse Analysis: Exploring the Social Construction of Reality through Texts:
This course is intended as an introduction to learning about discourse analysis, which has been increasingly employed for studies of journalism, media and other cultural phenomena. The term “discourse analysis” connotes not just a method or technique of qualitative investigations of texts. It embodies a strong social constructivist view of the world and thus puts forward a particular perspective on the nature of language, in particular, the relation between language and power. In this course, we learn the practice of discourse analysis as well as discuss the philosophy that underlies it so that we fully understand the advantages of employing the discourse analysis in our research.
Among many types of discourse analysis, this course particularly sheds light on the critical discourse analysis that is relevant to journalism studies. The critical discourse analysis look to institutional, political, gender and media discourses, and reveals their overt relations to struggle and conflict in society, and ultimately is useful for interrogating questions of responsibility, interests, and ideology.