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  1. Ideological Dilemmas: A Social Psychology of Everyday Thinking.Michael Billig (ed.) - 1988 - Sage Publications.
     
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  2. Ideology and Opinions Studies in Rhetorical Psychology.Michael Billig - 1991
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  3. Psychology, Rhetoric, and Cognition.Michael Billig - 1989 - History of the Human Sciences 2 (3):289-307.
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    Rhetoric and the Unconscious.Michael Billig - 1997 - Argumentation 12 (2):199-216.
    This paper develops the ideas of rhetorical psychology by applying them to some basic Freudian concepts. In so doing, the paper considers whether there might be a ‘Dialogic Unconscious’. So far rhetorical psychology has tended to concentrate upon conscious thought rather than on the unconscious. It has suggested that thinking is modelled on argument and dialogue, and that rhetoric provides the means of opening up matters for thought and discussion. However, rhetoric may also provide the means for closing down topics (...)
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    Humour and Embarrassment.Michael Billig - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (5):23-43.
    This article suggests that there are intrinsic links between humour and embarrassment and that both are crucial for the maintenance of social life. Goffman and others have claimed that embarrassment plays a key role in the maintenance of social order. However, it is argued that Goffman overlooked the role of ridicule in embarrassment. In consequence, he formulated a `nice-guy' theory of embarrassment, suggesting that onlookers empathize with the embarrassment of others and seek to diminish that embarrassment. By contrast, it is (...)
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    Rhetorical and Historical Aspects of Attitudes: The Case of the British Monarchy.Michael Billig - 1988 - Philosophical Psychology 1 (1):83 – 103.
    This paper seeks to develop the rhetorical approach to the study of social psychology, by looking at the rhetorical aspects of British attitudes towards the monarchy. The rhetorical approach stresses that attitudes are stances in public controversy and, as such, must be understood in their wider historical and argumentative context. Changes in this context can lead to changes in attitudinal expression, such as the phenomenon of Taking the Side of the Other, which should be distinguished from the sort of attitudinal (...)
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  7. Comic Racism and Violence.Michael Billig - 2005 - In Sharon Lockyer & Michael Pickering (eds.), Beyond a Joke: The Limits of Humour. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 25--44.
     
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    Manipulating Information and Manipulating People: Examples From the 2004 Portuguese Parliamentary Celebration of the April Revolution.Michael Billig & Cristina Marinho - 2014 - Critical Discourse Studies 11 (2):158-174.
    Recently there has been interest in examining how language is involved in the phenomenon of ‘manipulation’. This paper suggests that investigators, rather than treating ‘manipulation’ as an entity, should examine how communicators might engage in discursive acts of manipulating. To this end a distinction is made between manipulating information and manipulating people. Examples of both types, taken from the Portuguese Parliamentary Celebration of the April Revolution of 2004, are examined in depth to show how acts of manipulating can be performed (...)
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    Freud and Dora: Repressing an Oppressed Identity.Michael Billig - 1997 - Theory, Culture and Society 14 (3):29-55.
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    The Editor Wishes to Thank the Following for Acting as Readers Over the Past Year. Antonio, R. Archer, M. Averill, J.J. Barbalet, Michael Billig, C. Bourg, P. Callero, A. Cicourel, B. Cohen, R. Collins, P. Collett, Gerard Duveen & Dave Elder-Vass - 2008 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (4):0021-8308.
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  11. Arguing and Thinking: A Rhetorical Approach to Social Psychology.Michael Billig - 1995 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 28 (1):83-86.
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  12. A Psychoanalytic Discursive Psychology: From Consciousness to Unconsciousness.Michael Billig - 2006 - Discourse Studies 8 (1):17-24.
    This article presents the position for a Psychoanalytic Discursive Psychology. This position combines two elements: an action-theory of language, derived from Wittgenstein’s later philosophy, and a revised Freudian concept of repression. According to Wittgenstein and most contemporary discursive psychologists, language is to be understood as action, rather than being assumed to be an outward expression of inner, unobservable cognitive processes. However, a critical approach demands more than an interactional analysis of language acts: it requires an analysis of ideology. Because what (...)
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  13. After Postmodernism Reconstructing Ideology Critique.Michael Billig & Herbert W. Simons - 1994
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    Celebrating Argument Within Psychology: Dialogue, Negation, and Feminist Critique. [REVIEW]Michael Billig - 1994 - Argumentation 8 (1):49-61.
    This article explores the celebratory aspect of psychological theories. In particular, it examines the celebration of dialogue, argumentation, and negativity, which is contained within recent critical theories of psychology. This psychological approach is compared with cognitive psychology's celebration of monologue. The relations between dialogical/rhetorical psychology and feminist critiques are examined. Following Habermas, it is suggested that it is necessary to point to instances of unconstrained argumentation in order to show that the utopian elements in the celebration of argument are based (...)
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  15. Discursive Approaches to Studying Conscious and Unconscious Thoughts.Michael Billig - 2001 - In Deborah L. Tolman & Mary Brydon-Miller (eds.), From Subjects to Subjectivities: A Handbook of Interpretive and Participatory Methods. New York University Press. pp. 290-303.
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    Kurt Lewin's Leadership Studies and His Legacy to Social Psychology: Is There Nothing as Practical as a Good Theory?Michael Billig - 2015 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 45 (4):440-460.
    This paper re-examines Kurt Lewin's classic leadership studies, using them as a concrete example to explore his wider legacy to social psychology. Lewin distinguished between advanced “Galileian” science, which was based on analysing particular examples, and backward “Aristotelian” science, which used statistical analyses. Close examination of the way Lewin wrote about the leadership studies reveals that he used the sort of binary, value-laden concepts that he criticised as “Aristotelian”. Such concepts, especially those of “democracy” and “autocracy”, affected the way that (...)
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  17. Reviews : Graham Richards, On Psychological Language and the Physiomorphic Basis of Human Nature, London: Routledge, 1989, £25.00 Xii + 170 Pp. [REVIEW]Michael Billig - 1991 - History of the Human Sciences 4 (3):461-463.
  18. Reviews : Mike Michael, Constructing Identities. London: Sage, 1996. 192 Pp. [REVIEW]Michael Billig - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (4):115-117.
  19. Rabbinic Traditions of Interpretation and the Hermeneutic Arc.Michael Billig - 2011 - Discourse Studies 13 (5):569-574.
    This article responds to Bell’s notion of an Interpretive Arc, by considering his reinterpretation of Babel in the light of rabbinic traditions of interpretation. It is suggested that Bell’s interpretation of Babel is not altogether different from some rabbinic interpretations. This is particularly true of the tradition which lays great emphasis on discovering the plain sense of the text. However, there is a difference between Bell’s hermeneutic method and the rabbinic tradition of interpretation. The latter insists on working with the (...)
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    Social Representations and Repression: Examining the First Formulations of Freud and Moscovici.Michael Billig - 2008 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (4):355-368.
    The English edition of Moscovici's classic work on the social representation of psychoanalysis enables us to reflect on the historical origins of psychoanalytic ideas and of social representation theory itself. Moscovici claimed that science was both univocal and abstract and, in these respects, it differs from the social representations of commonsense. This paper explores these notions, especially in relation to Moscovici's claim that psychoanalytic theory is to be found in Freud's first formulations. It is suggested that some of the processes, (...)
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  21. The Elephant in the Room : Eviatar Zerubavel, The Elephant in the Room. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Xii + 162 Pp. £15.99. ISBN 0-19-518717-2.Michael Billig - 2008 - History of the Human Sciences 21 (1):167-170.
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    Editor's Introduction.Herbert W. Simons & Michael Billig - 1995 - Argumentation 9 (1):1-4.
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