Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 8580

Offering an accessible analysis of the term 'discourse', this second edition is updated to include new advances in critical discourse analysis, coverage of theorists such as Zizek and Bourdieu and a revised section on social psychology.

Discourses on Livy

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 4306

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.

Discourses of Domination

Racial Bias in the Canadian English-language Press

Author: Frances Henry,Carol Tator

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

View: 7834

Applying critical discourse analysis as their principal methodology, Frances Henry and Carol Tator investigate the way in which the media produce, reproduce, and disseminate racist thinking through language and discourse.

Discourses of the Vanishing

Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

Author: Marilyn Ivy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226388328

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 4776

Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses these anxieties—and the attempts to contain them—as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: marginalized events, sites, and cultural practices suspended at moments of impending disappearance. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range of contemporary reconfigurations: efforts by remote communities to promote themselves as nostalgic sites of authenticity, storytelling practices as signs of premodern presence, mass travel campaigns, recallings of the dead by blind mediums, and itinerant, kabuki-inspired populist theater.

Discourses of Difference

An Analysis of Women's Travel Writing and Colonialism

Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415096645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 3215

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rousseau: 'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Victor Gourevitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424455

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 3306

The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes, which together form the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in English. Volume I contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses. The American and French Revolutions were profoundly affected by Rousseau's writing, thus illustrating the scope of his influence. Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works. These volumes contain comprehensive introductions, chronologies, and guides to further reading, and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the world's greatest thinkers.

Discourses in Place

Language in the Material World

Author: Ronald Scollon,Suzanne B. K. Scollon,Suzie Wong Scollon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 459

This highly illustrated text develops the first systematic analysis of the ways we interpret language as it is materially placed in the world. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in language and the way we communicate.

Paradoxal Discourses

oder ungemeine Meinungen von Macrocosmo und Microcosmo

Author: Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5153

Questions of Travel

Postmodern Discourses of Displacement

Author: Caren Kaplan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 5848

Contemporary theory is replete with metaphors of travel—displacement, diaspora, borders, exile, migration, nomadism, homelessness, and tourism to name a few. In Questions of Travel, Caren Kaplan explores the various metaphoric uses of travel and displacement in literary and feminist theory, traces the political implications of this “traveling theory,” and shows how various discourses of displacement link, rather than separate, modernism and postmodernism. Addressing a wide range of writers, including Paul Fussell, Edward Said, James Clifford, Gilles Deleuze, Jean Baudrillard, Gayatri Spivak, Edward Soja, Doreen Massey, Chandra Mohanty, and Adrienne Rich, Kaplan demonstrates that symbols and metaphors of travel are used in ways that obscure key differences of power between nationalities, classes, races, and genders. Neither rejecting nor dismissing the powerful testimony of individual experiences of modern exile or displacement, Kaplan asks how mystified metaphors of travel might be avoided. With a focus on theory’s colonial discourses, she reveals how these metaphors continue to operate in the seemingly liberatory critical zones of poststructuralism and feminist theory. The book concludes with a critique of the politics of location as a form of essentialist identity politics and calls for new feminist geographies of place and displacement.

Discourses on Violence

Conflict Analysis Reconsidered

Author: Vivienne Jabri

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719039591

Category: Conflict management.

Page: 204

View: 9709

Jazz Among the Discourses

Author: Krin Gabbard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315964

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9270

The study of jazz comes of age with this anthology. One of the first books to consider jazz outside of established critical modes, Jazz Among the Discourses brings together scholars from an array of disciplines to question and revise conventional methods of writing and thinking about jazz. Challenging "official jazz histories," the contributors to this volume view jazz through the lenses of comparative literature; African American studies; music, film, and communication theory; English literature; American studies; history; and philosophy. With uncommon rigor and imagination, their essays probe the influence of various discourses—journalism, scholarship, politics, oral history, and entertainment—on writing about jazz. Employing modes of criticism and theory that have transformed study in the humanities, they address questions seldom if ever raised in jazz writing: What are the implications of building jazz history around the medium of the phonograph record? Why did jazz writers first make the claim that jazz is an art? How is an African American aesthetic articulated through the music? What are the consequences of the interaction between the critic and the jazz artist? How does the improvising artist navigate between chaos and discipline? Along with its companion volume, Representing Jazz, this versatile anthology marks the arrival of jazz studies as a mature, intellectually independent discipline. Its rethinking of conventional jazz discourse will further strengthen the position of jazz studies within the academy. Contributors. John Corbett, Steven B. Elworth, Krin Gabbard, Bernard Gendron, William Howland Kenney, Eric Lott, Nathaniel Mackey, Burton Peretti, Ronald M. Radano, Jed Rasula, Lorenzo Thomas, Robert Walser

Discourses of Desire

Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801495106

Category: Desire in literature

Page: 331

View: 1352

Kauffman looks at a neglected genre--the love letter written by literary heroines. Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.

Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past

Author: Janne Skaffari

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027253774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 2357

Some of these windows were opened by historical linguists who have acquired discourse perspectives, some by pragmaticians with historical interests, and others by literary scholars drawing from linguistic pragmatics."--BOOK JACKET.

The Social Contract

& Discourses

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: 287

View: 3990

English and the Discourses of Colonialism

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134684088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7487

English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep. This challenging and provocative book looks particularly at English, English language teaching, and colonialism. It reveals how the practice of colonialism permeated the cultures and discourses of both the colonial and colonized nations, the effects of which are still evident today. Pennycook explores the extent to which English is, as commonly assumed, a language of neutrality and global communication, and to what extent it is, by contrast, a language laden with meanings and still weighed down with colonial discourses that have come to adhere to it. Travel writing, newspaper articles and popular books on English, are all referred to, as well as personal experiences and interviews with learners of English in India, Malaysia, China and Australia. Pennycook concludes by appealing to postcolonial writing, to create a politics of opposition and dislodge the discourses of colonialism from English.

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012

Author: Dikaia Chatziefstathiou,Ian P. Henry

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230289576

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 7588

Most of what has been written in relation to the modern Olympic movement has focused on the Games or more recently on the failings (both in terms of ethics and more practically of governance) of those operating within the Olympic movement. Yet the Olympic movement was intended by Pierre de Coubertin, the central figure in the revival of the Olympic Games, to be based upon a philosophy, 'Olympism'. This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, developing an analysis of the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism from the 1890s to the present day. The book also explores contemporary concerns with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Discourses of Post-bureaucratic Organization

Author: Rick Iedema

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781588114136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 7858

Here, discourse encompasses not only the multi-modal resources that people mobilize in organizational (inter)action, but also the practices and transformative dynamics afforded by those resources. The organizational changes highlighted in the book revolve around three dimensions of work that are increasingly coming to the fore: participation, boundary spanning and knowledging.

Social Linguistics and Literacies

Ideology in Discourses

Author: James Gee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136707220

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 9656

In its first edition, Social Linguistics and Literacies was a major contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary field of sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, and was one of the founding texts of the ‘New Literacy Studies’. This book serves as a classic introduction to the study of language, learning and literacy in their social, cultural and political contexts. It shows how contemporary sociocultural approaches to language and literacy emerged and: Engages with topics such as orality and literacy, the history of literacy, the nature of discourse analysis and social theories of mind and meaning Explores how language functions in a society Surveys the notion of ‘discourse’ with specific reference to cross-cultural issues in communities and schools. This new edition incorporates contemporary work on "new literacies", that is, meaning making that uses digital media, images, or "multimodal texts" which integrate words and images. This new perspective fully updates the book and its approach to language, learning, and literacy in society and culture. It will be of interest to researchers, lecturers and students in education, linguistics, or any field that deals with language, especially in social or cultural terms.