Critical Semiotic Analysis and Cultural Political Economy

A case is made for ‘cultural political economy’ (CPE) by exploring the constitutive role of semiosis in economic and political activities, economic and political institutions, and social order more generally. CPE is a post-disciplinary approach that adopts the ‘cultural turn’ in economic and political inquiry without neglecting the articulation of semiosis with the interconnected materialities of economics and politics within wider social formations.

Bringing the State Back in (Yet Again): Reviews, Revisions, Rejections, and Redirections

This article addresses West European and North American developments in theorizing the state. It briefly reviews the first major postwar revival of theoretical interest in the state that began in Western Europe during the mid-1960s. This was mainly led by Marxists interested in the general form and functions of the capitalist state; but a key supporting role was played by Marxist-feminists who extended such ideas to the patriarchal capitalist state…

Critical Realism and Semologic

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Critical realism and semologic’ (co-authored with N. Fairclough and A. Sayer), in J.M. Roberts and J. Joseph, eds, Realism, Discourse and Deconstruction, London: Routledge, 23-42, 2004. *** By: Norman Fairclough, Bob Jessop, Andrew Sayer Abstract: This chapter explores the mutual…