CIDRAL Key Ideas Seminar: Leadership, Gender and Culture: How Discourse Analysis Can Help Make Sense of Abstract Concepts: Led by Stephanie Schnurr (Warwick)
|Starts:||14:00 23 Oct 2019|
|Ends:||16:00 23 Oct 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Work, Leisure, Culture strand.
Stephanie Schnurr (University of Warwick) will lead a CIDRAL Key Ideas Seminar entitled 'Leadership, Gender and Culture: How Discourse Analysis Can Help Make Sense of Abstract Concepts'.
Since the discursive turn in the social sciences, discourse analytical approaches are gaining in popularity in disciplines outside of (applied) linguistics. In this seminar we will look at some of the ways in which discourse analysis can help capture abstract concepts and make them more tangible. Drawing on my own research on culture, leadership, and gender, we will discuss several examples of authentic interactions to showcase how these relatively abstract concepts are enacted and sometimes literally talked into being in and through discourse. Using discourse analytical tools and processes, and drawing on naturally occurring interactions rather than interviews or survey questionnaires we will show how abstract and often incredibly complex concepts can be identified and traced on the micro-level. Insights gained from such a (micro-level) analysis can then feed back into theoretical conceptualisations (on the macro-level) while at the same time offering concrete suggestions for operationalising these otherwise abstract and often vague and slippery concepts.
Schnurr, S., & Schroeder, A. (2019). A critical reflection of current trends in discourse analytical research on leadership across disciplines. A call for a more engaging dialogue. Leadership 15.4: 445-460.
Schnurr, S., Zayts, O., Schroeder, A., & Le Coyte?Hopkins, C. (2019). “It's not acceptable for the husband to stay at home”. Taking a discourse analytical approach to capture the gendering of work. Gender, Work & Organization. Available online under “accepted articles”
Link to optional reading: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b5jftgjpa8seiob/AADsQ9_uFeZsso3HqcCRMHaAa?dl=0
Stephanie Schnurr is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick.
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