Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction / Edition 1

Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction / Edition 1

by Mary M. Talbot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582085233

ISBN-13: 9780582085237

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both 'high' and 'low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis.  See more details below

Overview

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both 'high' and 'low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582085237
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Language In Social Life Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Part I: Fiction as social practice
1. What is Fiction?
2. Discourses, readers, genres
3. Intertextuality and text population

Part II: Fiction and social reproduction
4. Escaping into romance
5. Confronting horror

Part III: Fiction and social change
6. Fiction and empowerment
7. Feminist science fiction

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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