Discourse

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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This volume provides a broad analysis of the term 'discourse' and a thorough examination of the many theoretical assumptions surrounding it. In the revised edition of this invaluable guidebook, Sara Mills:

  • examines the historical definitions and developments of discourse
  • analyzes Foucault's use of the term and its appropriation in the fields of linguistics, social psychology, and feminist, colonial and post-colonial theory
  • explores the changes that have taken place in the field of critical discourse analysis since original publication
  • discusses the work of various discourse theorists, including Zizek and Bourdieu.

A fully updated bibliography, new glossary and suggestions for further reading make this more than ever the essential introductory guide to the concept of discourse for students of literary theory.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Cultural theorycritical theoryliterary theory
7
Linguistics
8
Cultural theory and models discourse
9
Michael Foucault and discourse
14
Literature as a discourse
20
Discourse and ideology
26
Ideology and Truth
29
Confessional discourse
72
Discourses of femininity and heterosexuality
77
Access to discourse
87
Discourses in conflict
89
Conclusions
91
Colonial and postcolonial discourse theory
94
Othering
95
Challenging othering
105

The Subject
30
Economic determinants of discourse
31
Language discourse and ideology
38
Discursive structures
43
The episteme
50
The statement
54
Discoursediscourses
55
The archive
56
Exclusions within discourse
57
Circulation of discourses
60
Conclusions
67
Feminist theory and discourse theory
69
Psychoanalysis and discourse theory
109
Conclusions
114
Discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis
116
Discourse analysis
119
Social psychologist and conversational analysis
126
Critical discourse analysis
131
Conclusions
141
Glossary
144
Further Reading
148
Bibliography
152
Index
165
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About the author (2004)

Sara Mills is a Research Professor at the School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University. She has published work on feminist linguistic and literary theory and Feminist post-colonial discourse theory.

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