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Routledge, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 177 pages

Sara Mills offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the term 'discourse' and explores the theoretical assumptions underlying it. This handy, easy to follow pocket guidebook for students provides:

  • straightforward working definitions
  • historical developments of the term
  • studied analysis of Michel Foucault
  • discussion of the appropriation of the term 'discourse' by feminist, colonial and post-colonial discourse theorists
  • examples of literary and non-literary texts to illustrate the use of 'discourse'.

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About the author (1997)

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

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