Discourse and identity

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Edinburgh University Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 314 pages
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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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Theorising Discourse and Identity
Conversational Identities
Institutional Identities

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Bethan Benwell is a lecturer in English language and linguistics in the Department of English Studies at Stirling University. Her research interests include language and gender, educational linguistics and discourse in men's lifestyle magazines and (with Stokoe) student identity in tutorial discourse. She is currently co-writing a book "Discourse and Identity" with Elizabeth Stokoe and continues to research popular cultural realisations of masculinity.

Bethan Benwell is lecturer in English language and linguistics, University of Stirling. Elizabeth Stokoe is senior lecturer in social sciences, Loughborough University.

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