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discourse (up)on (something)

To talk about something at length. If he discourses about this abstract theory any longer, I'm going to fall asleep.
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discourse (up)on

someone or something to lecture about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I would like to discourse upon this matter awhile. The committee chose to discourse on Tom and his latest fiasco rather than deal with the budgetary problems it faces.
See also: discourse, on
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Discourses are the sets of meanings which constitute objects, and a discourse, then, is indeed a "representational practice" (Woolgar, 1988, p.93).
Fairclough's concept of discourse is referred to as social practice; discourse as "a part of social change" (2015, p.37), as "discourse has an effect on social structures, as well as being determined by them, and so contributes to social continuity and social change" (2015: 51).
Articulation means specific discourse for getting other meaning signifier systems and giving new meanings and identities to them, for example if an Islamic discourse attempts to enter the liberal discourse concepts in its semantic framework and give new meanings to them, articulation has happened.
Van Dijk (1993) in an article entitled "principles of critical discourse analysis" discuss some principles of critical discourse analysis, such as the explicit sociopolitical stance of discourse analysts, and a focus on dominance relations by elite groups and institutions as they are being enacted, legitimated or otherwise reproduced by text and talk.
Fairclough analyzes the association between discourse and power from a political point of view.
Literature on CDA reveals that it is frequently applied on political discourse, to assess how politicians exercise their power, authority and tend to inject their thoughts and ideologies through the powerful weapon of language.
In this study, I investigated the women's understandings of this discourse. I used Discourse with a capital D to refer to the dominant discourse on Jordanian women in the society as relayed by the participants while I used discourse(s) (lower case) to refer to other non-dominant but competing discourses.
How do professional Jordanian women understand and make meaning of how the society views them as women (what is their understanding of the capital D discourse concerning Jordanian women)?
Hall rejects the hard essentialist and modernist view of identity and conceptualizes identity in terms of self and the other by integrally relating them.2 He argues that "As a process, as a narrative, as a discourse, it's identity is always told from the position of the other.
Part I (chapters 1-3), written by Shi-xu, presents an Asian paradigm of development discourse studies with three approaches: paradigmatic, theoretical, and empirical.
This edited book examines computer-mediated communication while keeping the theoretical tools of the discourse analysis handy.
This definitive collection of previously published, unpublished, and commissioned scholarly texts examines the emerging field of lacanian discourse analysis and the ways in which this new research has inspired and revitalized the tradition of discourse analysis.
Gee (1999) posits the importance of considering big-D Discourse in contrast to little-d discourse in theorizing about how language is used to create meaning.
In addition to the polemical texts that he is known for, Danish religious philosopher S|ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) also wrote a number of philosophical discourses, and Kangas finds that it is in these that he ventures most freely in thought.