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This volume provides a broad analysis of the term 'discourse' and a thorough examination of the many theoretical assumptions surrounding it. In the revised edition of this invaluable guidebook, Sara Mills: *examines the historical definitions and developments of discourse *analyzes Foucault's use of the term and its appropriation in the fields of linguistics, social psychology, and feminist, colonial and post-colonial theory *explores the changes that have taken place in the field of critical discourse analysis since original publication *discusses the work of various discourse theorists, including Zizek and Bourdieu. A fully updated bibliography, new glossary and suggestions for further reading make this more than ever the essential introductory guide to the concept of discourse for students of literary theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415290142
ISBN-10: 0415290147
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sara Mills

Sara Mills is a Research Professor at the School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University. She has published work on feminist linguistic and literary theory and Feminist post-colonial discourse theory.

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