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Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Theo van Leeuwen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Building on Bernstein's concept of recontextualization, Foucault's theory of discourse, Halliday's systemic-functional linguistics and Martin's theory of activity sequences, this book defines ... More


Representing Social Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a framework for analyzing how the participants of social practices can be, and are, represented in English discourse. It outlines and exemplifies the social and critical import ... More


A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More


Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545490
eISBN:
9780191720093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

It has long been an interest of researchers in economics, sociology, organization studies, and economic geography to understand how firms innovate. Most recently, this interest has begun to examine ... More


The Visual Representation ofSocial Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for analyzing the representation of social actors (cf. chapter 2) to the domain of visual communication. After discussing the critical import of analyzing ... More


Representing Social Actors with Toys

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for representing social actors (chapter 2) to the domain of children's toys. Focusing specifically on the Playmobil range of toys, the chapter investigates how ... More


Discourse as the Recontextualization of Social Practice

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on the work of Bernstein and other sociologists and anthropologists, as well as on the work of linguists such as Gleason, Grimes, Halliday and Martin, this chapter defines discourse as the ... More


The Transformation of Collective Identities and Public Life in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay

LUIS RONIGER and MARIO SZNAJDER

in The Legacy of Human-Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296157
eISBN:
9780191685200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296157.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the social factors that influenced the redefinition of public life and collective identities in the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay in the wake of ... More


Policy actors

Peter Knoepfel, Corinne Larrue, Frédéric Varone, and Michael Hill

in Public policy analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349071
eISBN:
9781447303121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349071.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter defines policy actors. It explores the various types of policy actors — political-administrative actors, social actors, target groups, beneficiaries, and so on. It explains that the ... More


Measuring governance

Jacob Torfing, B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, and Eva Sørensen

in Interactive Governance: Advancing the Paradigm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596751
eISBN:
9780191738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596751.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

unities, it is only natural that the individuals interested in the concept would attempt to find some ways of measuring the concept. Governance at its most basic level means the capacity of actors ... More


Epilogue: Grassrooting Cinematic Practices

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The generic characteristics and subversion in Made in Hong Kong present a film of timeliness, both as a critical response to commercial genre films and as a self-sufficient narrative film. Chan ... More


Conclusion

John A. Hall

in The Importance of Being Civil: The Struggle for Political Decency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153261
eISBN:
9781400847495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153261.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter argues that anxiety and even hostility have been shown to be the actions of states; when they put ideological dreams into effect, they become enemies of civility, and all too ... More


Actors and Agency in Global Social Governance

Alexandra Kaasch and Kerstin Martens (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198743996
eISBN:
9780191803994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743996.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book advances our understanding of the global dimension of social policy by applying the notion of global social governance to actors, their relationships to each other, and their pathways, as ... More


Rethinking Human Development

Fernando Calderón

in Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198716082
eISBN:
9780191784309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716082.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter argues that the current goal of human development is the autonomy and dignity of people. From this point it is possible to analyze processes and developing policies. This goal would ... More


Introduction: social work and the making of social policy

Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber, and Sigrid Leitner

in Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447349150
eISBN:
9781447349204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349150.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Both social policy and social work contribute to processes of societal (dis-)integration in modern welfare states of the ‘global North’. The interdependence of the two fields is quite often framed as ... More


Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber, and Sigrid Leitner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447349150
eISBN:
9781447349204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349150.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Bringing together international case studies, this book offers theoretical and empirical insights into the interaction between social work and social policy. Moving beyond existing studies on policy ... More


Embodying change

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy: Shaping a democratic future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427366
eISBN:
9781447304067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses embodied actors, a concept which starkly contrasts with the idea of the ‘empty self’ that is driven by consumerism, consumer products and externalised identities. It ... More


Conclusion: social work and the making of social policy – lessons learned

Ute Klammer, Simone Leiber, and Sigrid Leitner

in Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447349150
eISBN:
9781447349204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349150.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The concluding chapter draws on the results of the different contributions and considers their specific or generalisable character. It sums up how knowledge of the influence of diverse social work ... More


Sociology of International Arbitration

Emmanuel Gaillard

in Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739807
eISBN:
9780191802775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739807.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyses international arbitration as a social field that is structured by social actors and their rituals. The social actors are structured into essentials actors, such as the parties ... More


From Actor to Agent to Author: Human Evolution and the Development of Personality

Dan P. McAdams

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Recent theory and research in psychological science suggests the human personality may be decomposed into three layers consisting of (a) broad dispositional traits of social actors, (b) specific ... More


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