Don’t mind the mess:
Reflections on doing a Foucauldian discourse analysis of pandemic influenza news coverage
Speaker: Dr. Laena Maunula (2017-18 Dissertation Award Honourable Mention)
Date / Time: ** This seminar has been cancelled and is being rescheduled for the next academic term **
Location: HS 208, 155 College Street
Abstract: Foucauldian discourse analysis is characterised not by a prescribed set of analytic steps, but rather by using Foucauldian theoretical frames which lead to asking certain questions rather than others. Drawing from a study of risk discourses within H1N1 coverage in the Canadian print news media, in this session I reflect on the methodological ‘messiness’ of Foucauldian discourse analysis, with a special focus on generating a meaningful yet manageable study sample from news media data.