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Interaction, discourse and the subject

Housley, William 2009. Interaction, discourse and the subject. Subjectivity 26 (1) , pp. 69-86. 10.1057/sub.2008.33

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Abstract

During the course of this paper, I examine the concepts of ‘discourse’ and the ‘subject’ in relation to social organization and action. The paper argues that these concepts represent a form of explanation that reduces the complexity of the social. Through a reconnection with processes relating to social organization and action, the paper argues that the current ‘deepening’ of subjectivity can be informed by sociological ideas. Indeed, the paper makes the claim that moves to develop the concept of subjectivity through ‘interiority’ and ‘relationality’ would benefit from a dialogue with interactionist ideas. The paper discusses three programmes of work that illustrate how subjectivity can be informed through a reconnection with interactionist sociology.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Uncontrolled Keywords: subjectivity; interaction; people-processing; degradation-ceremonies; passing; social organization
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1755-6341
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 15:26
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19220

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