Discourse and identity
Edinburgh University Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 314 pages
Across the social sciences and humanities, "identity" is increasingly treated as something actively and publicly created through discourse. This book examines everyday conversation, institutional settings, narrative, spatial locations, and other situations where people do "identity work." The authors demonstrate a range of analytical methods to study this discursive identity and link them to larger critical debates. Featuring several original case studies, practical instruction for analysis, and additional suggested readings, this book offers invaluable insight into the discursive components of identity.
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