The Resource Agency and consciousness in discourse : self-other dynamics as a complex system, Paul J. Thibault

Agency and consciousness in discourse : self-other dynamics as a complex system, Paul J. Thibault

Label
Agency and consciousness in discourse : self-other dynamics as a complex system
Title
Agency and consciousness in discourse
Title remainder
self-other dynamics as a complex system
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Thibault
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the past two decades there has been considerable interest in the ways in which subjects are positioned in discursive practice. This interest has entailed a focus on the role of language and discourse in the processes in and through which subjects are constituted in discourse. However, questions of agency and how it relates to consciousness have received less attention. This book explores the ways in which agency and consciousness are created through transactions between self and other. The book argues that it is necessary to regard body-brain interactions in the context of the social and discursive practices which act upon human bodies. These issues of agency and individuation are explored in relation to infant semiosis, as well as in relation to children's symbolic play. Thibault looks at the importance of the self-referential moral conscience in relation to the interpersonal dimension of all acts of meaning-making. This conscience is also connected to the development of a self-referential viewpoint which the book argues is connected to the ecosocial semiotic systems of thinking about consciousness as a complex system operating on many different levels. The author discusses and evaluates the work of linguists, psychologists, biologists, semioticians, and sociologists such as Basil Bernstein, Mikhail Bakhtin, J.J. Gibson, M.A.K. Halliday, Walter Kauffman, Lakoff & Johnson, Jay Lemke, Jean Piaget and Stanley Salthe, to develop a new theory of agency and consciousness
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
401/.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P99.4.P78
LC item number
T49 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Agency and consciousness in discourse : self-other dynamics as a complex system, Paul J. Thibault
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction; PART I: MEANING AND DISCOURSE; PART II: AGENCY, OTHERNESS, AND THE SELF; PART III: CONSCIOUSNESS; PART IV: METAPHOR AND SYSTEM COMPLEXITY; Appendixes; References; Subject Index; Index of Names
Control code
ocn290598423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847142665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35642476
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)290598423
  • pebcs1281294373
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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