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Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War
     

Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War

by Angela Smith
 

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Using extensive data - mostly gleaned from the National Archives - this book examines the way in which British widows of servicemen who died in the First World War were represented in society and by themselves, exploring the intertwining discourses of social welfare, national identity, and morality that can be identified in these texts.

Focusing on two

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Using extensive data - mostly gleaned from the National Archives - this book examines the way in which British widows of servicemen who died in the First World War were represented in society and by themselves, exploring the intertwining discourses of social welfare, national identity, and morality that can be identified in these texts.

Focusing on two widows, the book encourages their individual stories to emerge and gives a voice to an otherwise forgotten group of women whose stories have been lost under the literary tomes of middle-class writers such as Vera Brittain and May Wedderburn Cannon. The discussion is further informed by a wider reading of 300 other such files, which allows wider observations to be made about the nature of the discourses examined, and offers the most complete possible picture for such data.

Offering a streamlined adaptation of the Discourse-Historical Approach to critical discourse analysis, Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War demonstrates how this model of analysis can be used to investigate a large body of data from a wide variety of sources, covering a long period of time. As such it will be useful to all scholars in their analysis of historical corpa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780933375
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Dr Michael Higgins is Director of the Journalism and Creative Writing programme at the University of Strathclyde. He has written articles for Discourse Society and Journalism: Theory, Practice Criticism, and is author of the book Media and Their Publics (Open University Press, 2008). He is also co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Dr Angela Smith is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on media discourses, gender, the portrayal of immigrants, and the representation of politicians. She is also a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Journalism (Sage, 2009).
Angela Smith is Reader in Language and Culture at the University of Sunderland, UK. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on media discourses, gender, the portrayal of immigrants and the representation of politicians.

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