Textual Construction of the Female Body
A Critical Discourse Approach
By (author) Lesley Jeffries
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Textual Construction of the Female Body by Lesley Jeffries
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333914519
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lesley Jeffries
Teaching Stylistics, Hardback (June 2011)
Understanding language and its capacity to create literary effects is vital for any student of English. Stylistics, the linguistic study of literary texts, has a key role to play in literary criticism. This book covers the theory and practice of teaching stylistics, focusing on the value of objectivity, rigour and replicability in text analysis.
Stylistics, Hardback (September 2010)
An introduction to the study of style in language, offering practical advice on how to stylistically analyse texts.
Critical Stylistics, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Lesley Jeffries
How does language affect us? Critical Discourse Analysis provides a general theory of the impact that texts can have on readers. Stylistics provides detailed tools of analysis for understanding how texts work. This book combines these strengths to uncover the deep-seated ideologies of everyday texts.
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Author Biography - Lesley Jeffries
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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