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[Xmca-l] Re: A methodological question



Ulivi

This is only a suggestion, but you might find rhetorical structure theory interesting if you want to get at embedding (there is a tool for analysis and some discussion: http://www.sfu.ca/rst/06tools/ )

Ed
> On Feb 9, 2017, at  3:43 PM, Ulvi İçil <ulvi.icil@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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