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[Xmca-l] A methodological question



Dear xmcas,



I would like to direct to you a methodological question and to kindly have
your idea.

I am reading Fidel Castro's speeches. They are full of critiques of
neoliberal globalization, capitalism and so on.

If I would like to study those speeches in terms of the adult educational
 aspects, elements they possess (because they are addresses to conscience
of the adult world, mostly Cuban people, various sections of Cuban people
and society) I wonder what would be the best methodology.

For a study something like: Critical discourse in Fidel Castro's speeches.

Not CDA, I suppose, because, my aim will not be looking at what lies behind
and hidden in these speeches, because they already demystify capitalism
etc. which means that as an analyst I have a subjectivity which is on the
side of Castro rather than aiming at criticizing him, I intend to make
visible what he criticizes in the global neoliberal world.

Discourse analysis?

Thinking that I intend to include into the study all the emotional,
spiritual elements in those speeches, with many evaluations, qualifications
like "teaching, medicine nobel professions" etc.

Should I study something on the line like "critical discourse (embedded) in
Fidel Castro's speeches"?

If yes, how?

And if not, what may be the best possible methodological alternative?

It is so interesting that while I studied the valuable works of Norman
Fairclough on CDA, on the critique of globalisation etc, which, for the
focus of study, they have, various aspects of capitalist, transnational
company discourse etc, I found that same critique not as an analysis, but,
itself, in Fidel Castro's public speeches, criticizing neoliberal
globalisation etc, so how to study Castro's speech texts?!


Thank you very much.

Ulvi