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Problem kontekstu w teoriach komunikowania społecznego
The Problem of Context in Social Communication

Author(s): Joanna Bielecka-Prus
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: context; discourse; conversation; symbolic interactionism; ethnography of speaking

Summary/Abstract: The diversity of paradigms and research perspectives in social sciences results in multiple definitions of context. The definitions vary in the structure of their elements and methods of building the concept as well as its scope. The article presents some modern social theories, in which the problem of context has been addressed: The Bakhtin Circle, symbolic interactionism, ethnography of speaking, conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. The main similarities and differences among the approaches are put under scrutiny by the author. The article’s aim is to initiate work on a more accurate notion of context in social sciences.

  • Issue Year: 204/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 19-37
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish