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Ethnography and critical discourse analysis: towards a problem-oriented research dialogue Michał Krzyzanowski

This volume embraces the diversity of combinations between ethnography and critical discourse

analysis (CDA) in problem-oriented and context-sensitive research on language, discourse and

society. While ethnography and CDA have never formed first-hand associations, the recent years

have seen a number of developments that significantly altered both critical-analytic and ethno-

graphic research practice. As is argued through the body of research presented in the following

pages, those developments have not only changed ethnography and CDA internally but also

clearly opened up CDA to fieldwork and ethnography and vice versa, thus pointing to their

mutual complementariness in discourse-analytic research in a variety of increasingly complex

social, political and economic contexts.