Discoursal Identity and Subject



This chapter provides a theoretical ground for a text-analytical model introduced in Chap. 5. It is necessary to bring in the idea of discoursal identity and negotiations of identity for an understanding of what learning takes place in the course of working with creative writing for critical thinking. In order to trace learning in texts, an analytical model inspired by activity theory has been constructed. It is a context theory originating in organizational psychology, used for the analysis and interpretation of human action. The way discoursal identity can play out in a text is illustrated in an extended example, which in turn forms a basis for the presentation of writers’ positions in Chap. 6.


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