Discourse Communities

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Discourse Community
... A discourse community' is a group of people who share a set of discourses, understood as basic values and assumptions, and ways of communicating about those goals ... Linguist ,John Swales defined discourse communities as "groups that have goals or purposes, and use communication to achieve these goals" ... Some examples of a discourse community might be those who read and/or contribute to a particular academic journal, or members of an email list for Madonna fans ...
James Paul Gee - Discourse/discourse - Discourse Communities
... Furthermore, being able to function within a Discourse may carry advantages in different situations ... For example, if a person is raised in a family of lawyers, the Discourses of politics or business may come very easily to that person ... In the United States, those are all Discourses of power and they are closely related ...

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    Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)