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Nora Räthzel

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Chapter 3: Gender and Racism in Discourse

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Gender and Racism in Discourse
Gender and racism in discourse
NoraRäthzel

Indeed, at times the process of analysis is largely based around critically interrogating one's own taken-for-granted assumptions and expectations.

(Wetherell and Potter, 1992: 103)

Often discourse analysis targets the way in which reality is constructed. In this sense, discourse analysis belongs within a social constructivist framework (see Potter and Wetherell, 1987; Wetherell and Potter, 1992; Edwards and Potter, 1992). Insight into the general question of how reality is constructed can be found in many different ways. It is possible to examine: the constitution of the subject; the way it is oppressed by hierarchies; and dominant sexist (for example) discourses (for example, Lovering, 1995: 27). Kitzinger and Thomas look at the discursive strategies through which ‘sexual harassment’ is made ...

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