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Description - Discourse, the Body, and Identity by J. Coupland

The "body" and "discourse" seem diametrically opposed, but we interact with our bodies and represent ourselves and our relationships in bodily terms. This volume integrates studies by leading researchers in sociolinguistics, sociology, social psychology and cultural theory. It explores the many interfaces of body and discourse, organized under three main themes: the body as an interactional resource; ideological representations of the body; and discursive constructions of the body in normal and pathological contexts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333969007
ISBN-10: 0333969006
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. Coupland

JUSTINE COUPLAND is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. She has published widely on on lifespan communication, discourse and ritual, and texts of identity. Her books include Language, Society and the Elderly: Discourse, Identity and Ageing, with Nik Coupland and Howard Giles (1991), the Handbook of Communication and Aging Research (co-editor Jon Nussbaum (1995) and Small Talk (2000). - RICHARD GWYN is Coordinator of the Health Communication Research Centre, Cardiff University. He has published articles on discourse, narrative, health in the media, and medical interaction and is the author of Communicating Health and Illness (2002). As a poet and essayist, his recent publications including Walking on Bones (2000), Being in Water (2001) and Lluis Penaranda/Iwan Bala (2001) a critical account of two contemporary artists.