Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture
This Special Issue provides a collection of cutting-edge research that examines discourses that serve emancipatory agendas by taking a social justice approach. To this end, the issue draws on data from Africa, Latin America, North America and the Arab Levant to illuminate how members of non-dominant and marginalized (disempowered) groups sculpt a positive image for themselves, engage in solidarity formation for group empowerment and reconstruct their experiences in a manner that gives them voice, agency and a positive identity. The issue argues for a more interventionist stance in ideologically oriented discourse analysis and demonstrates why (critical) discourse analysts must not only expose and resist the inequities or injustices in society but, more crucially, also adopt an activist-scholar posture in order to push for positive social change.
Nartey, M. (in press). Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture. Critical Discourse Studies, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999285
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 5, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Nov 10, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Jan 8, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||May 11, 2023|
|Journal||Critical Discourse Studies|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
This file is under embargo until May 11, 2023 due to copyright reasons.
Contact Mark.Nartey@uwe.ac.uk to request a copy for personal use.
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