Discourse (The New Critical Idiom)

Discourse (The New Critical Idiom)

by SaraMills (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 27 May 2004

ISBN 10: 0415290147
ISBN 13: 9780415290142

Author Bio
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.