Engaging Change: Reflections on Carbaugh’s Cultural Discourse Analysis
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AbstractOne form of discourse that is especially consequential to the quality of people’s lives is policy discourse. We use the term policy broadly here to refer to administratively situated plans to guide institutional action in an effort to create, or change, some set of conditions. In this sense, policies can be seen as agendas for change. By their nature, policies identify both a problem to be addressed, and what can and should be done about it. In doing so, they set parameters for action for communities and institutions alike (and interaction with them) that have powerful impacts upon people’s well-being and lived experience. Policy discourse, then, in our usage here, refers both to forms of communication constituting policy itself (such as treaties, laws, regulations, etc.), as well as communication about policy (such as discussions that are integral to the very design and negotiation of policies, as well as those that explore approaches to implementation, or that represent, analyze, or critique policy positions).
All Author(s) ListLisa Rudnick, Saskia Witteborn, Ruth Edmonds, Eric Morgan
Name of ConferenceCFP: New Horizons in the Ethnography of Communication Conference
Start Date of Conference06/06/2017
End Date of Conference08/06/2017
Place of ConferenceRiverdale, New York
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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