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||Assoc.Prof.Dr. MESUT YEĞEN
||Fall or Spring Semesters.
The aim of Ideology and Discourse Analysis is to study the trajectory of the categories of ideology and discourse in radical social thought.
This course aims to study the trajectory of the categories of ´ideology´ and ´discourse´ in radical social thought with a focus upon the issues of ´constitution of meaning´ and ´constitution of subject´. The topics to be discussed throughout the course are as follows: Marxism and idelogy, ideology as false consciousness (Lukacs), the question of hegemony (Gramsci), ideology as interpellation (Althusser), signification theory of linguistics (Saussure), the priority of utterence (Voloshinov), archeological and genealogical readings of texts (Foucault), the discursiveness of the social (Laclau and Mouffe), and intertextuality (poststructuralism and Derrida).
The participants of the course are expected to be able to treat texts as constructed and layered entities.