Textual Construction of the Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach

Textual Construction of the Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach

by Lesley Jeffries
     
 

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This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image.

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This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image.

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'A valuable contribution to the fields of feminist linguistics, gender studies, critical discourse approach, text analysis, and discourse studies in general.' - Winnie W. F. Or, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230593633
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
352 KB

Meet the Author

Lesley Jeffries is Professor of English and Director of the Stylistics Research Centre at Huddersfield University, UK. She is co-series editor (with Dan Mcintyre) for Palgrave's Perspectives on the English Language , and has published on the style of contemporary poetry and ideology in news reporting and political discourse. She is also co-editor of Babel: The Language Magazine .

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