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Speech and Reasoning in Everyday Life

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Part of European Monographs in Social Psychology

Michael Billig
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  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521129107

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  • This book examines the nature and operation of social thought and language as used in everyday life, and looks at social thinking through the complex patternings and functions of discourse. It is based on extensive empirical evidence about the language of contemporary racism and nationalism, drawn from the vast corpus of the discourse of Swiss racism gathered by the author from a variety of written and spoken sources. Three principal investigations, of sociocentrism, causality and the perception of time, are used to sinuate and define the nature and working of everyday speech and reasoning. First published in English in 1990, Speech and Reasoning in Everyday Life is a major contribution to the analysis of the discourse of contemporary ideology and politics. Its theoretical contribution makes this work richly deserving of an introduction to an English-speaking audience of sociologists, social psychologists and anthropologists.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521129107
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword by Michael Billig
    Part I:
    1. General introduction
    2. Theoretical and methodological foundations
    Part II:
    3. Cognitive centration
    4. Social causality: the types of explanatory discourses
    5. The perception of time
    Part III:
    6. Integration and new perspectives

  • Author

    Uli Windisch


    Ian Patterson


    Michael Billig


    Michael Billig

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