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Title: Cargo-Cult Science and the Mimesis of Research Practice: Response to "Critical Discourse Analysis of Rhetoric Against Complementary Medicine"
Contributor(s): Fellows, Chris  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Critical Discourse Analysis may be broadly understood as the analysis of linguistic structures to determine how they embody and reflect underlying power structures (Fairclough, 1989). More narrowly, it has been defined as having an explicit political aim: to frame discourse in such a fashion as to impose a dichotomy between a more powerful group and a less powerful group, and to empower the less powerful group (Wodak & Meyer, 2001). This narrower normative definition has a strong implied value judgment. As defined by van Dijk, Critical Discourse Analysis "is a type of discourse analytical research that primarily studies the way social power abuse, dominance, and inequality are enacted, reproduced, and resisted by text and talk in the social and political context. With such dissident research, critical discourse analysts take explicit position, and thus want to understand, expose, and ultimately resist social inequality"(van Dijk, 1993).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Creative Approaches to Research, 8(1), p. 57-74
Publisher: Association for Qualitative Research
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-9442
Field of Research (FOR): 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
220205 History and Philosophy of Medicine
110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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