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Coding & Grounded Theory Methods: A Brief Investigation of Fracking & Deliberative Discourse

  This is a brief exercise I completed for a graduate course on research methodologies. It is by no means reflective of a thorough and thoughtful research project. No author names of affiliations have been included in the data, and this data is not published or scientific by any means. I attempted to refrain from… Continue Reading Coding & Grounded Theory Methods: A Brief Investigation of Fracking & Deliberative Discourse

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Foucault Applications: Discourse & Ideology

McKerrow establishes a theoretical rationale for critical rhetoric. In so doing, critiques of both domination and freedom actuate “the general thrust of critical rhetoric’s analysis of discourse” (McKerrow 92). I found McKerrow’s critique of domination to be particularly compelling. The ruling class, instead of merely considering explicit restraint of contrary ideas, negotiates an accepted “inflammatory… Continue Reading Foucault Applications: Discourse & Ideology

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