Hi Terry, Jurgen, listers
Discourse model is used by Gee as a near parallel to cultural model in anthropology - it makes no sense (as a conversation piece) unless you understand how it works and what it means there; also in both Gees and Fairclough's models discourse and practice are ideological. I think the conversation here is at cross purposes and frustrated/ing since there is a lack of 1) a clear enunciation of what discourse model means 2) a clear positioning of it with respect to the fields (anthropology, (critical) discourse analysis) where it does some work; 3) perhaps (as a result of 1+2) a recognition that there is no conflict since once one clearly understands what discourse or cultural model does one might also conclude well that doesn't help me in doing the kind of intellectual or practical work I want to do. I'm happy to help spell it out ... or point out where you can clarify it but maybe this is just a conversation with no real future as it continues to build rather muddily on prior lack of clarification and on ultimately different requirements etc.
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