Discursive Social Psychology: From Attitudes to Evaluative Practices

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the major theoretical and methodological features of discursive social psychology and illustrates the scope and nature of this approach through showing the way it can respecify the social psychology of attitudes. It reviews discourse research on attitude variability; it describes conversation analytic studies on the way evaluations are managed in interaction and shows how our understanding of political oratory can be improved; it discusses the way evaluations are bound up with broader, culturally-defined systems of discourse; it discusses the relation between assessments and factual accounts; and finally it shows how a discursive approach can rework notions of function, consistency, vested interest and emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-266
Number of pages34
JournalEuropean Review of Social Psychology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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