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    • 00:11

      PROFESSOR IVER B. NEUMANN: In the context of social sciences,the discourse is a system for the production of statements.Statements is something that is being said,that is taken as a truth claim.So it's raining outside, for example,or Brazil is a hostile power.

    • 00:34

      PROFESSOR IVER B. NEUMANN [continued]: Those would be statements.Discourse is a way of handling whether thoseare taken as given, or whether they are controversial.If you look at what people are saying over time,they say a lot of the same things over and over and over

    • 00:55

      PROFESSOR IVER B. NEUMANN [continued]: again in some contexts.But then they might say something that contradictsthat in another context.In religious context, for example, a lightningcan be a signal from God.Whereas in a scientific setting and scientific discourse,it will be an electronic discharge.

    • 01:16

      PROFESSOR IVER B. NEUMANN [continued]: So; discourses produce phenomenon, including humans,because they lay down what humans can and cannot be,what they can and cannot do, and that means that discourses areinfused with power.And they can empower certain subject positions,

    • 01:36

      PROFESSOR IVER B. NEUMANN [continued]: ways of being in the world, and they can disenfranchise others.

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Professor Iver Neumann provides an example-specific definition for discourse, which is a way of addressing statements.

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Discourse

Professor Iver Neumann provides an example-specific definition for discourse, which is a way of addressing statements.

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