Jonathan Potter

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Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter (* 1956 ) is a Scottish linguist and professor of discourse analysis at Loughborough University . He is a co-founder of Discursive psychology . He is co-author of the book “Discourse and Social Psychology”, a central text in Discursive Psychology, which opened up new ways to conceptualize fundamental social psychological concepts such as attitudes . That is why it is quoted very often in specialist journals. Another of his works, "Representing Reality", gives an overview, an extension and a critique of social constructivism from sociology . In Discursive psychology , he and Derek Edwards established a certain way of working and provided indirect help to introduce non-experimental approaches into social psychology .


  • with Margaret Wetherell: Discourse and Social Psychology. Beyond Attitudes and Behavior. Sage, London et al. 1987, ISBN 0-8039-8055-8 .
  • with Margaret Wetherell: Mapping the Language of Racism. Discourse and the Legitimation of Exploitation. Harvester Wheatsheaf, New York NY et al. 1992, ISBN 0-7450-0621-3 .
  • Representing reality. Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction. Sage, London et al. 1996, ISBN 0-8039-8410-3 .

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