Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis There are many ways in which a particular approach in the social sciences can be introduced and explained. One of these is through explicative contrasts with somewhat similar approaches. It is written as a student-oriented introduction to conversation analysis by contrasting it with some variants of discourse analysis.
Not only was it an illusion, but it was a harmful one, because beneath the guise of objectivity there lay a hidden agenda, namely, an interest in domination. Treating people as objects of study, rather than as subjects, was not politically neutral, because it generated a type of knowledge that just happened to be precisely of the sort that one would need in order to manipulate and control them.
Rather than striving for an elusive value neutrality, it would instead adopt a commitment to improving the human condition, then make these commitments explicit, as part of the inquiry, so that the entire exercise would be methodologically transparent.
What have I learned in the interim? Mainly to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! Two years ago I was asked to serve on a jury for a book prize, to select the best work published by a Canadian university press in the social sciences.
Shortly thereafter, a big box of books arrived on my doorstep, from a wide range of disciplines. In other words, only four of them had as their primary objective the desire to establish and present to the reader facts about the world. The others, by contrast, had as their primary objective the desire to advance a normative agenda — typically, to combat some form of oppression.
Most of these books were also profoundly cringe-inducing.
They were, to put it mildly, bad. Forced to read a dozen of them, however, I began to notice certain patterns in the badness. The biggest problem with the books I read is that they almost invariably failed on the second half of this. It was obvious that the authors — with the exception of a few law professors — had no idea at all how to make a normative argument.
Indeed, they seem incredibly averse even to stating clearly what sort of normative standards they were employing. A genuinely critical theory, Habermas argued, has no need for this subterfuge, it should introduce its normative principles explicitly, and provide a rational defence of them.
There is no group of people out there who actually describe themselves as a neoliberals. Because of this, there are no constraints on what it can refer to, and there is no one to answer any of the criticisms that are made of it.
After all, if they wanted to engage with people outside that chamber, they would have to address one or more of the ideologies that are actually, and self-consciously, held by people outside that chamber. In this respect, people who criticize neoliberalism are the cowardly lions of academia.
The fact that there are no self-identified neoliberals in the world does, however, have one desired consequence. As a result, no one ever feels obliged to say what is so bad about it. Beyond that, it can mean pretty much anything.
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