Discursive Alliances and Clashes in Everyday Life

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This article proposes that in order to produce complex sociological analyses of the dominance of a specific discourse, we must expand the theoretical and empirical discussion about the relationships between orders of discourse in everyday life. Towards that end, this article describes two types of relations: discursive alliance and discursive clashes. For the purpose of describing discursive alliances, I will present the findings of several scholars on the interconnections between the feminist discourse and the psychological discourse. In order to report on the interrelations of discursive clashes, Iwill describe the relationship between the postcolonial discourse and the psychological discourse. The discussion section suggests examining other types of relationships between orders of discourse, the influence of these types on the permeation of specific ideas and discourses in everyday life, and how they can be made available to individuals for the construction and maintenance of their selfhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages15
JournalSociological Spectrum
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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