interpretive repertoire

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For Jonathan Potter (b.1956), a Scottish social psychologist, the interpretive codes and textual codes available to those within interpretive communities which offer them the potential to understand and also, where the code-user has the appropriate symbolic capital, to produce texts which employ these codes. An interpretive repertoire is part of the symbolic capital of members of the relevant interpretive community. The term is sometimes used synonymously with discourse.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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