Index of Main Topics of Interest


Discourse is a subject which has developed recently into a major academic discipline. My dissertation (for an MSc at the Centre for Institutional Studies, University of East London) has used Discourse and Text Anlysis to deal with UK food policy in a number of original and interesting ways. This website is based on this work, and this page gives an outline index to some of the main topics of interest contained in it :-


Index of main topics of interest
1. The Context of Food Policy
2. Government and Policy
3. Policy Analysis
4. In-depth analysis of sub-topics
5. The Dispositive (Triangulation)
6. Summary
7. Conclusions
Government Food Psychology
overview of DEFRA food and culture protection and danger
semiosis of the policy a short history of food fear of dirt
update of policy to 2004 the last century of food - changes irrational consumprion of food
Policy Commission report origins of food discourse farmyard mythologies
DEFRA homepage (copy) development of food discourse collective amnesia
lobbies and the Government   sacrament of meat
power of intervention   Foucault
methods of forming policy From the Toolbox  
  situation - evaluation - basis Animals
Discourse unmatched lists how animals are referred to
origins of food discourse links and entanglements pain and distress of animals
development of food discourse the great milling mass sacrament of meat
the great milling mass methods of forming policy the animal machine
whole knowledge systems the field, map and players  
the dispositive imaginary starting point Analysis Techniques
  imaginary reader website survey technique
Sustainablity   context analysis
keynote of sustainability Context situation analysis
rhetoric of sustainability the field, map and players decision and policy analysis
  players and their contexts whole knowledge systems
This is not a complete Index, and several topics are included in it twice, and

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