Textual Construction Of The Female Body: A Critical Discourse Approach

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

byLesley Jeffries

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This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways in which texts from women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. By looking at a wide range of texts and studying the language used to describe female forms, Lesley Jeffries provides an insight into the experience of the female reader of such texts, and the likely impact upon her own self-image.

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This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways in which texts from women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. By looking at a wide range of texts and studying the language used to describe female forms, Lesley Jeffries pr...

LESLEY JEFFRIES is Principal Lecturer in English at Huddersfield University

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 8.61 × 5.76 × 0.7 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333914511

ISBN - 13:9780333914519

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Genre and Rhetorical Strategies * Naming and Describing * Equating, Contrasting, Enumerating and Exemplifying * Assuming and Implying * The Body in Time and Space * Processes and Opinions * Conclusion * Index