Mr N Fairclough
N.Fairclough at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon May 6 13:22:37 UTC 1996
It would be interesting to see in nuce how you ideological critique
being reconciled with relativism.
> >I think it would be interesting to start a debate on this on the
> >list. When I read through some previous discussions, I got the
> >feeling that some list members might think us well-to-do Scandinavians
> >pretty arrogant if we claimed that the 'ideology critique' CDA
> >engages in is problematic because there's no truth...
> >So can CDA even take any stand on such issues, bearing in mind the
> >great differences between the political and cultural contexts
> >people are working in?
> As I see it, a relativist position does not preclude ideological critique.
> However, it might encourage more reflexive attention to the status of the
> critics claims, and a consideration of the varied stories of critique that
> can be worked up.
> Jonathan Potter
> Professor of Discourse Analysis
> Discourse and Rhetoric Group
> Department of Social Sciences
> Loughborough University
> Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK
> Email: J.A.Potter at lboro.ac.uk
> Phone: +44 (0)1509 223384
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