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discursive practices


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


One of a series of related terms – others being discursive formations, objects, relations, regularities, and strategies – introduced by Michel F oucault (1974) . Discursive practices are characterized by groups of rules that define their respective specificities. In contrast to the analysis of D iscourses as S ystems of S igns , Foucault treats discourses as “practices that systematically form the objects of which they speak.” See also A rchaeology of knowledge ; A rchive . 1971 : “Orders of discourse.” . 1974 : The Archaeology of Knowledge . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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