Discourse as Cultural Struggle

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Shi-xu
Hong Kong University Press, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 200 pages
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The volume argues, through theory and research in multicultural perspectives, that discourse/communication is a site of cultural contest, change and cooperation and sets out a practical research agenda for this new area.

 

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Contents

Discourse and Cultural Transformation
17
Discursive Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
49
Cultural Value Change in Mainland Chinas Commercial Discourse
73
A Chinese Christmas Story
91
Western Representations of the Other
105
Western Politeness Theory and nonWestern Context
123
Discourse Cultural Imperialism Black Culture and Language
143
Index
199
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Shi-xu is Qiushi Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, Zhejiang University, China. He was previously Reader at the University of Ulster, UK. A leading scholar in discourse studies, Shi-xu is the author of A Cultural Approach to Discourse, Cultural Representations: Analyzing the Discourse about the Other, and the lead editor of Read the Cultural Other: Forms of Otherness in the Discourses of Hong Kong's Decolonisation. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses.

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