Discourse Analysis as Social Critique

Discursive and Non-Discursive Realities in Critical Social Research

  • Benno┬áHerzog

Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Benno Herzog
    Pages 1-66
  3. Benno Herzog
    Pages 67-132
  4. Benno Herzog
    Pages 133-193
  5. Benno Herzog
    Pages 195-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


This book presents post-Marxist theoretical approaches towards social critique and offers discourse analytical tools for critical research. How is a normative critique possible? The author, working at the crossroads of sociological discourse analysis and social philosophy, answers this question and others to show how empirical discourse research can be used to develop normative critique of societies. Divided into three major sections, Herzog introduces the reader to the theoretical approaches to critique, provides tools for normative evaluations of social structures, and finally offers practical examples of theoretical concepts. The book will be of interest to those working in the fields and subfields of discourse analysis, poststructuralism, hegemony theory, cultural political economy and critical theory, with an interdisciplinary orientation.


Discourse Studies Critical Theory Social Critique Frankfurt School Normativity discourse linguistics literary theory literature methodology of the social sciences research semantics social research social science sociolinguistics sociology theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Benno┬áHerzog
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Sociology & Social AnthropologyUniversity of ValenciaSpain

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