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Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis

Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis
A Dialogue on Language and Identity

First Edition

June 2001 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This novel and important book brings together insights from cultural studies and critical discourse analysis to examine the fruitful links between the two. Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis shows that critical discourse analysis is able to provide the analytic context, skills and tools by which we can study how language constructs, constitutes and shapes the social world and demonstrates in detail how the methodological approach of critical discourse analysis can enhance cultural studies. In a richly argued discussion, the authors show how marrying the methodology of critical discourse analysis with cultural studies enlarges our understanding of gender and ethnicity.
Language, Culture, Discourse
Language, Identity and Cultural Politics
Tools for Discourse Analysis
The Name of the Father
Performing Masculine Identities

The Language of Ethnicity
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Polish?


A very nicely written book on the intersections of language and identity. Great overview of concepts, theories, and research approaches. Since most of my students are from Slavic studies, the fact that it discusses fieldwork from Poland makes it even more precious for my teaching.

Ms Roswitha Kersten-Pejanic
Department Of Slavic Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
March 16, 2018

An excellent and inspirational text. Highly recommended.

Ms Therese Lewis
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
March 17, 2015

An interesting and challenging reader - particularly the case studies which verge from the traditional, both in the data used for analysis and in the method applied.

Both practical analyses apply a mix of cultural and discourse methods, but do so as if they were telling a story rather than dissecting it. Particularly interesting is the topics that were chosen. Both address identity, but these identities are often seen as representatives of those holding/abusing power -- men, ethnic majorities, and elderly (in terms of being traditional). I definitely recommend, particularly for students in Poland.

Ms Shala Barczewska
Institute of Foreign Languages, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach
January 5, 2015

Good all round text for further understanding of language and identity.

Mr Matthew Hirst
Arts, Business and Social Science, University Campus Suffolk
November 24, 2014

Style and argumentation is clear and well reasoned. The book in not too easy either, but gives also good points to demending reader.

Dr Teppo Sintonen
School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä
November 11, 2011

Chris Barker

Chris Barker is a teacher and researcher with over 25 years experience. He has worked in a number of schools and universities in both England and Australia. He is currently Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Chris is the author of six previous books that are linked together by an interest in culture, meaning and communication. At present he is exploring questions of emotion in contemporary cultural life. More About Author

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