Willig, Carla (1999)
Applied Discourse Analysis: Social and Psychological Interventions,
Open University Press, Buckingham. 166 pp. ISBN 0 335 202286 8
Reviewed by Chris Lawe Davies
The book is one of a three part series which aim to deal with a ‘social constructionist’ perspective, which seems to be a kind of re-working of discourse analysis through cultural studies and psychology, with the ultimate aim of making sense of social action and experience. As the only compilation/reader in the series the quality is variable, but in order to maximise the book’s usefulness each chapter is organised around a particular textual site. So that if it were to be used as an introductory reader in a cultural studies, media studies, communications or broad-based journalism course, staff and students would not have to work their way through it, but could pick textual sites which coincided with their interests.
Recommended CitationDavies, C. L., Book review: Applied Discourse Analysis: Social and Psychological Interventions, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 8, 2000, 186-188.