Sebastian Seidenglanz

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Sebastian Seidenglanz is an author.

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Title Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract R C
Wikis. Bestandsaufnahme eines Forschungsfeldes und Skizzierung eines integrativen Anlayserahmens. In: Medien und Kommunikationswissenschaft. 55(1), 61-79. 2007 0 0
Foucault@Wiki: first steps towards a conceptual framework for the analysis of Wiki discourses Wiki
Wikipedia
Computer-mediated communication
Online collaboration
Foucault
Discourse theory
WikiSym English 2006 In this paper, we examine the discursive situation of Wikipedia. The primary goal is to explore principle ways of analyzing and characterizing the various forms of communicative user interaction using Foucault"s discourse theory. First, the communicative situation of Wikipedia is addressed and a list of possible forms of communication is compiled. Second, the current research on the linguistic features of Wikis, especially Wikipedia, is reviewed. Third, some key issues of Foucault"s theory are explored: the notion of "discourse", the discursive formation, and the methods of archaeology and genealogy, respectively. Finally, first steps towards a qualitative discourse analysis of the English Wikipedia are elaborated. The paper argues, that Wikipedia can be understood as a discursive formation that regulates and structures the production of statements. Most of the discursive regularities named by Foucault are established in the collaborative writing processes of Wikipedia, too. Moreover, the editing processes can be described in Foucault"s terms as discursive knowledge production. 12 1