Discourse Quotes

Discourse “Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it.” -Emerson

  • “We can no longer maintain any distinction between music and discourse about music, between the supposed object of analysis and the terms of analysis.”
    o Bruce Horner (1999). Discourse. Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture. Malden, Massachusetts. ISBN 0631212639.

  • A discourse is “a language or system of representation that has developed socially in order to make and circulate a coherent set of meanings about an important topic area.”
    o John Fiske (1987). Television Culture. New York: Methuen. ISBN 0415039347.

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