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Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture

Nartey, Mark

Authors

Mark Nartey



Abstract

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.

Citation

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
Print ISSN 1740-5904
Electronic ISSN 1740-5912
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-6
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999285
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8535707