Constituting Cultural Difference Through Discourse

Constituting Cultural Difference Through Discourse

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Constituting Cultural Difference Through Discourse by Mary Jane Collier

Mary Jane Collier brings together essays that address issues such as how culture and discourse are related. It examines how people with varied cultural identities draw their boundaries and create distinctiveness through their communication with one another, and presents timely and relevant research on cultural difference as a contemporary social problem. The contributors to this volume represent a variety of cultural groups, and their discussions reflect a diverse array of perspectives on discourse analysis, ranging from localized, situated interpretations of group members' in-group dialogues to informed analyses of public images and texts. The content of this work demonstrates that research on discourse and culture is relevant to the dynamic global and sociocultural environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761922308
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/16/2000
Series: International and Intercultural Communication Annual Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mary Jane Collier (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1982) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Communication Studies, School of Communication, at the University of Denver. Her research interests focus on such cultural identities and discourses across multiple contexts. Her work appears in such journals as: Communication Monographs, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Communication Quarterly, and Howard Journal of Communication, and in various scholarly books and texts.

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