Archive for September, 2012

A portrait of Karl Marx.

A portrait of Karl Marx. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Discourse analysis is a product of the postmodern period. While other periods are generally characterized by a belief-system or meaningful interpretation of the world, postmodern theories do not provide a particular view of the world, other that there is no one true view or interpretation of the world. In other words, the postmodern period is distinguished from other periods in the belief that there is no meaning, that the world is inherently fragmented and heterogeneous, and that any sense making system or belief is mere subjective interpretation. (more…)