Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse Richard Harvey Brown

ISBN: 9780202303871

Published: December 31st 1992

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230 pages


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Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse  by  Richard Harvey Brown

Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse by Richard Harvey Brown
December 31st 1992 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 230 pages | ISBN: 9780202303871 | 5.62 Mb

During the past decade, it has become commonplace to interpret social and cultural reality-the very groundwork of the social sciences-as linguistic constructions. Not only is society viewed as a text, but scientific texts themselves are seen asMoreDuring the past decade, it has become commonplace to interpret social and cultural reality-the very groundwork of the social sciences-as linguistic constructions.

Not only is society viewed as a text, but scientific texts themselves are seen as rhetorical constructions.This collection of scholarly essays begins with an overview of this emerging field, and covers the specific stylistic practices by which social scientists create objective or true representations of society.

The volume closes with a consideration of the more telling challenges to the rhetorics of the social sciences and how these might be encompassed or overcome.



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