The Language, Discourse, Society Reader

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For the last twenty-five years, Language, Discourse, Society has been the most intellectually challenging series in English. Its titles range across the disciplines from linguistics to biology, from literary criticism to law, combining vigorous scholarship and theoretical analysis at the service of a broad political engagement. This anniversary reader brings together a fascinating group of thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic with an introductory overview from the editors which considers the development of ...

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Overview

For the last twenty-five years, Language, Discourse, Society has been the most intellectually challenging series in English. Its titles range across the disciplines from linguistics to biology, from literary criticism to law, combining vigorous scholarship and theoretical analysis at the service of a broad political engagement. This anniversary reader brings together a fascinating group of thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic with an introductory overview from the editors which considers the development of theory and scholarship over the past two decades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333763711
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Language, Discourse, Society
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephan Heath is a Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

Colin MacCabe is Distinguished Service Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh.

Denise Riley is Reader in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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Table of Contents

1 James Joyce and the revolution of the word (1978) 13
2 On law and ideology (1979) 32
3 Language, semantics and ideology (1982) 51
4 The case of Peter Pan or the impossibility of children's fiction (1984) 62
5 The making of the reader : language and subjectivity in modern American, English and Irish poetry (1984) 73
6 Understanding Beckett : a study of monologue and gesture in the works of Samuel Beckett (1986) 93
7 Signifying nothing : the semiotics of zero (1987) 101
8 The desire to desire : the women's film of the 1940s (1988) 128
9 'Am I that name?' : feminism and the category of 'women' in history (1988) 138
10 Not Saussure : a critique of post-Saussurean literary theory (1988) 157
11 The emergence of social space : Rimbaud and the Paris commune (1988) 174
12 Improvement and romance : constructing the myth of the Highlands (1989) 192
13 Poetry and narrative in performance (1989) 211
14 Visual and other pleasures (1989) 224
15 The American evasion of philosophy : a genealogy of pragmatism (1989) 244
16 The crisis in historical materialism (1990) 261
17 Poets on writing : Britain, 1970-1991 (1992) 273
18 The birth of Pandora and the division of knowledge (1992) 287
19 On pornography : literature, sexuality and obscenity law (1993) 316
20 De-hegemonizing language standards : learning from (post)colonial Englishes about 'English' (1995) 340
21 Resources of realism : prospects for a 'post-analytic' philosophy (1997) 344
22 The destructive element : British psychoanalysis and modernism (1998) 362
23 Death of life : the legacy of molecular biology (1998) 373
24 Pragmatics as interpretation (1999) 386
25 Cities, words and images : from Poe to Scorsese (2003) 394
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