Textual Construction of the Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach / Edition 1

Textual Construction of the Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach / Edition 1

by L. Jeffries
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333914511

ISBN-13: 9780333914519

Pub. Date: 09/18/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333914519
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface: Code and Body - an intervention Studying the Language of the Female Body: Some Context Genre, Text-Type and Rhetorical Strategy Naming and Describing Equating, Contrasting, Enumerating and Exemplifying Assuming and Implying The Body in Time and Space Processes and Opinions Conclusions Bibliography Index

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