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Methodological issues

Tim Markham

in The Politics of War Reporting

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780719085284
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0003
Methodological issues

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This chapter discusses the sometimes knotty methodological issues that the Bourdieusian heuristic model throws up. The parameters of Bourdieusian social scientific methodology are also explored. Pierre Bourdieu's interpretation of relationalism and rationalism is not without its critics. Bourdieusian generative structuralism concerns itself with every level of the operation of power. Bourdieu's genetic, microscopic conception of power is significantly insightful in uncovering the operation of coercive power relations in the seemingly quotidian and mundane. Codes and branches of codes could be easily moved around the overall tree, cutting where necessary for clarity, allowing for the development of a framework that is simultaneously systematic and intuitive to use. A similar line of reasoning applied to codings for speech style. Two extracts that show the coding and inference processes are reported.

Keywords: methodological issues; Bourdieusian heuristic model; Bourdieusian social scientific methodology; Pierre Bourdieu; relationalism; rationalism; codes; coding

Chapter.  8416 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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