Offering an accessible analysis of the term 'discourse', this second edition is updated to include new advances in critical discourse analysis, coverage of theorists such as Zizek and Bourdieu and a revised section on social psychology.

Main Author: Mills, Sara, 1954-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Physical Description: vi, 168 pages ; 20 cm.
Edition: Second edition.
Series: New critical idiom.
Online Access: Table of contents
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Table of Contents:
  • Cultural theory/critical theory/literary theory
  • Linguistics
  • Social psychology/critical linguistics
  • Cultural theory and models of discourse
  • Michel Foucault and discourse
  • Literature as a discourse
  • Ideology and truth
  • The subject
  • Economic determinants of discourse
  • Language, discourse and ideology
  • The episteme
  • The statement
  • The discourse/discourses
  • The archive
  • Exclusions within discourse
  • Circulation of discourses
  • Conclusions
  • Confessional discourse
  • Discourses of femininity and heterosexuality
  • Access to discourse
  • Discourses in conflict
  • Conclusions
  • Othering
  • Challenging othering
  • Psychoanalysis and discourse theory
  • Conclusions
  • Discourse analysis
  • Social psychologists and discourse
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Conclusions.