Discourse

Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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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 of Difference

An Analysis of Women's Travel Writing and Colonialism

Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415096645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This book provides a useful entry into the field of travel writing from a feminist perspective which combines Foucault with postcolonialist theory. The point of departure are the narratives produced by British women who, during the mid nineteenth to early twentieth century, traveled to colonized countries. Mills locates their narratives within larger structures of both material and symbolic power to stress the importance of the articulations of travel, gender and sexuality within travel culture: women paid attention to different things than men and had different expectations of themselves and of the `natives' while abroad. Much of this is familiar ground, but it is interesting to see how the author takes well-known female accounts such as Mary Kingsley's and reads them not as eccentric products but as part of a broader discourse about gender, colonialism, and travel experience.

Jazz Among the Discourses

Author: Krin Gabbard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315964

Category: Music

Page: 288

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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 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

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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 on Livy

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos. "[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."—Peter Stothard, The Times "Translated with painstaking accuracy—but also great readability."—Weekly Standard "A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."—Choice

Discourses of Sexuality

From Aristotle to AIDS

Author: Domna C. Stanton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065134

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

View: 2771

An important and timely book on a subject of enduring interest

Rousseau: 'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Victor Gourevitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424455

Category: History

Page: 437

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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 of the Vanishing

Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

Author: Marilyn Ivy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226388328

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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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.