Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective

Offering a critique of contemporary wedding discourse, this book marries together analyses of media texts and their reception to propose a new approach to media discourse.

Author: E. Glapka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137333582

Category: Social Science

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Bridal magazines have become increasingly popular in Western society, proliferating the idea of a ‘princess bride’ on her ‘big day’. Yet little has been written on how the ever-expanding wedding media and the popular wedding culture constructs gender and affects the ways women live and experience their weddings. Offering a critique of contemporary wedding discourse, this book marries together analyses of media texts and their reception to propose a new approach to media discourse. The analysis richly illustrates how women are invited to embrace not only the stereotypical idea of bridal femininity but also a consumptive way of experiencing it. Through examination of brides’ accounts of their ‘big days’, the book observes the imprints of the popular gender imagery on their self-portraits and self-narratives, and describes the women’s diverse approaches to them. Based on insights from gender and critical discourse studies, sociology and audience research, this exploration illuminates the ongoing debate on ‘media and gender’ and its methodological approaches.

Ambiguous Selves

... the critical discourse analysis of a sample of British bridal magazines was followed ... Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective ...

Author: Barbara Braid,

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527543751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

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This collection of essays on selected texts in literature, film and the media is driven by a shared theme of contesting the binary thinking in respect of gender and sexuality. The three parts of this book – “contesting norms”, “performing selves” and “blurring the lines” – delineate the queer celebration of difference and deviance. They pinpoint the limitation of assumed norms and subverting them, revel in the fluid and ambiguous self that springs from the contestation of those norms, and then repeatedly transgress and, as a result, obscure the limits that separate the normal from the abnormal. The variety of texts included in the collection ranges from a discussion of queer subjects represented in film, television and literature to that of the representations of other non-normative figures (including a madwoman, a freak or a prostitute) and to gender-role contestation and gender-bending practicing evidenced in the press, theatre, film, literature and popular culture.

The Language of Cosmetics Advertising

Reading bridal magazines from a critical discursive perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Goffman, E. (1979). Gender advertisements.

Author: Helen Ringrow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137557988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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This book offers a cross-cultural comparison of French and British cosmetics advertisements and explores how the discourse of beauty advertising represents ideas about femininity in French and English language contexts. As the global beauty industry expands and consumers become more critical of the claims made, the topic of cosmetics advertising discourse is examined using Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis. One common theme underlying most cosmetics advertising discourse is that the female body always requires ‘work’ to fix its ‘problems’: flat skin, dry hair, and so on. The author uses themes of language and gender, media and identity, and advertising across cultures to expose exactly what is going on in the language of cosmetics advertising and to offer a first step towards challenging these ideas and thinking about alternatives.

Seasonal Sociology

Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective. London: Palgrave MacMillan. Gramsci, Antonio. 1971. Selections from the Prison Notebooks of ...

Author: Tonya K. Davidson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487594084

Category:

Page: 416

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Seasonal Sociology offers an engrossing and lively introduction to sociology through the seasons, examining the sociality of consumption practices, leisure activities, work, religious traditions, schooling, celebrations and holidays.

The Language of Hate

Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language (2nd Edition). ... Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective.

Author: Andrew Brindle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317552604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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In this book, Andrew Brindle analyzes a corpus of texts taken from a white supremacist web forum which refer to the subject of homosexuality, drawing conclusions about the discourses of extremism and the dissemination of far-right hate speech online. The website from which Brindle’s corpus is drawn, Stormfront, has been described as the most powerful active influence in the White Nationalist movement (Kim 2005). Through a linguistic analysis of the data combining corpus linguistic methodologies and a critical discourse analysis approach, Brindle examines the language used to construct heterosexual, white masculinities, as well as posters’ representations of gay men, racial minorities and other out-groups, and how such groups are associated by the in-group. Brindle applies three types of analysis to the corpus: a corpus-driven approach centered on the study of frequency, keywords, collocation and concordance analyses; a detailed qualitative study of posts from the forum and the threads in which they are located; and a corpus-based approach which combines the corpus linguistic and qualitative analyses. The analysis of the data demonstrates a convergence of reactionary responses to not only women, gay men and lesbians, but also to racial minorities. Brindle’s findings suggest that due to the forum format of the data, topics are discussed and negotiated rather than dictated unilaterally as would be the case in a hierarchical organization. This research-based study of white supremacist discourse on the Internet facilitates understanding of hate speech and the behavior of extremist groups, with the aim of providing tools to combat elements of extremism and intolerance in society.

Digesting Femininities

Positioning gender in discourse: A feminist methodology. ... Reading bridal magazines from a critical discursive perspective.

Author: Natalie Jovanovski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319589251

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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This volume addresses how the rhetoric of feminist empowerment has been combined with mainstream representations of food, thus creating a cultural consciousness around food and eating that is unmistakably pathological. Throughout, Natalie Jovanovski discusses key texts written by women, for women: best-selling diet books, popular cookbooks produced by female food celebrities, and iconic feminist self-help texts. This is the first book to engage in a feminist analysis of body-policing food trends that focus specifically on the use of feminist rhetoric as a harmful aspect of food culture. There is a smorgasbord of seemingly diverse gender roles for women to choose from, but many encourage breaking gender norms and embracing a love of food while perpetuating old narratives of guilt and restraint. Digesting Femininities problematizes the gendering of food and eating and challenges the reader to imagine what a genderless and emancipatory food culture would look like.

The Bride in the Cultural Imagination

Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective. 1st ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Greer, Germaine. 1970. The Female Eunuch.

Author: Jo Parnell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793616142

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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This essay collection examines the cultural and personal world of girls and women at a time when their lives, their person, their realities, and their status are about to change forever. Together, the chapters cleverly create an in-depth study of the subject, and look at several cultural forms to offer a different approach to the popularly-held views of the bride. The critical essays in this edited collection are thematically driven and include global perspectives of the portrayals of the bride in the films, stage productions and pop-culture narratives from Nigeria; Kenya; Uganda; Tanzania; Spain; Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome; Tajikistan; India; Egypt; and the South-Eastern Indian Ocean Islands. This multinational approach provides insight into the intricacies, customs, practices, and life-styles surrounding the bride in various Eastern and Western cultures.

Discourses of Perfection

Reading bridal magazines from a critical discursive perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Hall, M. (2014). It's a metrosexual thing: A discourse ...

Author: Anne-Mette Hermans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000364835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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This book explores editorial and advertising discourses related to cosmetic procedures and beauty products and services in UK lifestyle magazines, offering a holistic perspective on the normalisation of cosmetic procedures and the societal context in which particular perceptions have flourished. The volume examines the societal climate that contributed to cultural perceptions of the body as object and project, and constructions of masculinities and femininities as context for developments in lifestyle magazines’ content on beauty and cosmetic procedures. Integrating approaches from Critical Discourse Analysis, Thematic Analysis, and Content Analysis, Hermans explores the varying ways in which cosmetic procedures and other beauty products are marketed to different audiences and examines phenomena such as the problem/solution rhetoric, and developments in beauty advertising discourse specifically targeted at men. The book also investigates the continuum view of beauty products and cosmetic procedures, and examines the implications of these blurred boundaries for the regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry. This innovative contribution to research on the representation of cosmetic procedures and beauty products in the media will be of interest to scholars researching at the intersection of language, gender, individualised body projects, and sexuality.

Music in the American Diasporic Wedding

Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Griffin, Farah Jasmine.

Author: Inna Naroditskaya

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253041784

Category: Music

Page: 274

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Music in the American Diasporic Wedding explores the complex cultural adaptations, preservations, and fusions that occur in weddings between couples and families of diverse origins. Discussing weddings as a site of negotiations between generations, traditions, and religions, the essays gathered here argue that music is the mediating force between the young and the old, ritual and entertainment, and immigrant lore and assimilation. The contributors examine such colorful integrations as klezmer-tinged Mandarin tunes at a Jewish and Taiwanese American wedding, a wedding services industry in Chicago's South Asian community featuring a diversity of wedding music options, and Puerto Rican cultural activists dancing down the aisles of New York's St. Cecilia's church to the thunder of drums and maracas and rapping their marriage vows. These essays show us what wedding music and performance tell us about complex multiethnic diasporic identities and remind us that how we listen to and celebrate otherness defines who we are.

Language Gender and Ideology

“Barbie Meets the Bindi: Discursive Constructions of Health Among Young SouthAsian ... Reading Bridal Magazines From a Critical Discursive Perspective.

Author: Saumya Sharma

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429960376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This book explores multiple facets of femininity for marriage in India. Using language as an entry point, it looks at how and why media representations of gender identities are constructed the way they are. It works with a unique synthesis of second-wave feminist discourse and empirical linguistic research to look at how the social institution of marriage becomes the site of interaction between language, ideology, psyche and culture. This volume also brings together the personal histories and views of women who discuss how media, modernity and social norms shape their ideas about marriage and selfhood. Deconstructing perceptions of femininity in contemporary India, the book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology, gender studies, linguistics, media and cultural studies and psychoanalysis.

Culture s Software

Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discourse Perspective. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Gramsci, Antonio. 1971.

Author: Dorota Brzozowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443882521

Category: Communication

Page: 445

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Ambiguous Selves

This collection of essays on selected texts in literature, film and the media is driven by a shared theme of contesting the binary thinking in respect of gender and sexuality.

Author: Barbara Braid

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527539539

Category: Gender identity in literature

Page: 350

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This collection of essays on selected texts in literature, film and the media is driven by a shared theme of contesting the binary thinking in respect of gender and sexuality. The three parts of this book â " â oecontesting normsâ , â oeperforming selvesâ and â oeblurring the linesâ â " delineate the queer celebration of difference and deviance. They pinpoint the limitation of assumed norms and subverting them, revel in the fluid and ambiguous self that springs from the contestation of those norms, and then repeatedly transgress and, as a result, obscure the limits that separate the normal from the abnormal. The variety of texts included in the collection ranges from a discussion of queer subjects represented in film, television and literature to that of the representations of other non-normative figures (including a madwoman, a freak or a prostitute) and to gender-role contestation and gender-bending practicing evidenced in the press, theatre, film, literature and popular culture.

Critical Literacy in A Digital Era

Wired magazine has historically provided a venue for the discourse of the ... In reading Wired from a rhetorical perspective, this chapter complements other ...

Author: Barbara Warnick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135638283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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Critical Literacy in a Digital Era offers an examination of the persuasive approaches used in discussions on and about the Internet. Its aim is to increase awareness of what is assumed, unquestioned, and naturalized in our media experience. Using a critical literacy framework for her analysis, author Barbara Warnick argues that new media technologies become accepted not only through their use, but also through the rhetorical use of discourse on and about them. She analyzes texts that discuss new media and technology, including articles from a major technology-oriented periodical; women's magazines and Web sites; and Internet-based political parody in the 2000 presidential campaign. These case studies bring to light the persuasive strategies used by writers to influence public discourse about technology. The book includes analyses of narrative structures, speech genres, intertextuality, argument forms, writing formulae, and patterns of emphasis and neglect used in traditional and new media outlets. As a result, this distinctive work identifies the features of online speech that bring people and ideas together and enable communities to form in new media environments. As a unique study of the ways in which ideology is embedded in rhetorical texts, this volume will play a significant role in the development of critical literacy about writing and speech concerning new communication technology. It will be of interest to readers concerned about how our talk about communication affects how we think about it, in particular those interested in communication and social change, public persuasion, and rhetorical criticism of new media content.

Research Methods in Linguistics

A committed, emancipatory agenda: Van Dijk (2001 a: 96) has used the term 'critical' to mean 'discourse analysis with attitude'. Working from the opposite ...

Author: Lia Litosseliti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350058941

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An in-depth introduction to all research methods in linguistics, this is the ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research Methods are important skills for students of linguistics to learn prior to undertaking research projects at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Students need to learn how to develop research methods appropriate for their chosen study, and how to record, transcribe, code and analyse the data collected. This comprehensive introduction to research methods in linguistics guides the student through these areas, offering advice at a theoretical and practical level. The book covers formal, computational, quantitative and qualitative research methods in detail, and each chapter is written by an academic renowned in the field. Topics covered include: using corpora, questionnaire design, computer-assisted content analysis, interview methods, observation, fieldwork in linguistics, and statistic analysis. Providing an in-depth introduction to all research methods in linguistics, this is the ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students encountering linguistic data for the first time. Research Methods in Linguistics is a new series from Continuum providing a series of introductions to the quantitative and qualitative research methods needed by undergraduate and postgraduate students. The centre of the series is Research Methods in Linguistics edited by Lia Litosseliti, which provides a comprehensive overview of all the research methods needed by linguistics students. Each book in the series takes one of the research methods described in the general introduction and expands upon this in a book length study.

The Secondary English Magazine

Pupils read out upper case letters of the alphabet , but at the same time they must
respond physically to a set of lower case letters written underneath ... A lateral
approach might give the answer onion , as it is the only word to start with a vowel
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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006162849

Category: English language

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Revisiting the Gaze

From a feminist critical perspective, boudoir can be firmly located as a ... to borrow the term elaborated by Adrienne Evans and Sarah Riley.3 Reading ...

Author: Morna Laing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350154230

Category: Design

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In 1975 Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay on the male gaze, ushering in a new era in understanding the politics and theory of looking at the female body. Since then, feminist thinking has expanded upon and revised Mulvey's theory and much of the Western world has seen a resurgence in feminist activism as well as the rise of neoliberalism and shifts in digital culture and (self-)representation. For the first time, this book addresses what it means to look at the fashioned female body in this radical new landscape. In chapters exploring the fashioned body within contexts such as queerness, veiling, blackness, pregnancy, fatness, and criminality, Revisiting the Gaze addresses intersectional debates in feminism and re-evaluates the concept of the gaze in light of recent social and political changes. With an interdisciplinary approach, bridging fashion and fine art, this book opens the door to discussions about the male gaze and the fashioned body.

Women Art and Society

A Tribute to Ana Mendieta . " Sulfur , Irit Rogoff , “ The Discourse of Exile :
Geographics and Representations of Identity , " Jane Brettle and Sally Rice , eds ,
Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts ; Public Bodies / Private States : New
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Author: Whitney Chadwick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069353285

Category: Art

Page: 528

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"This study challenges the assumption that great women artists are exceptions to the rule who "transcended" their sex to produce major works of art. While acknowledging the many women whose contributions to visual culture since the Middle Ages have often been neglected, Whitney Chadwick's survey amounts to much more than an alternative canon of women artists: it re-examines the works themselves and the ways in which they have been perceived as marginal, often in direct reference to gender. In her discussion of feminism and its influence on such a reappraisal, the author also addresses the closely related issues of ethnicity, class, and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET.

Ethno erotic Economies

See Hassan Huka and Karanja Muchiri, “4-Year-Old Bride for the Price of ... For a critical reading of development ideologies in Kenya, see J. Smith (2008).

Author: George Paul Meiu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226491202

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Ethno-erotic Economies explores a fascinating case of tourism focused on sex and culture in coastal Kenya, where young men deploy stereotypes of African warriors to help them establish transactional sexual relationships with European women. In bars and on beaches, young men deliberately cultivate their images as sexually potent African men to attract women, sometimes for a night, in other cases for long-term relationships. George Paul Meiu uses his deep familiarity with the communities these men come from to explore the long-term effects of markets of ethnic culture and sexuality on a wide range of aspects of life in rural Kenya, including kinship, ritual, gender, intimate affection, and conceptions of aging. What happens to these communities when young men return with such surprising wealth? And how do they use it to improve their social standing locally? By answering these questions, Ethno-erotic Economies offers a complex look at how intimacy and ethnicity come together to shape the pathways of global and local trade in the postcolonial world.

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explanatory and critical commentary ; ed . by F. E. Çook ... Blackwood's magazine
, Sept. , Oct. G " The tale of ' A Fetish city ' is quite equal to any of the " Tales from
Blackwood ' . ... The " Scots traveller ' is Wm . Lithgow , and the paper is a
recasting of his ' Most delectable discourse of peregrination from Scotland to the
most famous kingdoms in ... There is an almost total lack of historical perspective
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Author: Free Public Library (Worcester, Mass.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119752423

Category: Library catalogs

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Teaching Late Twentieth Century Mexicana and Chicana Writers

Poniatowska's texts often defy literary categorization and elude critical ... many publishing stories and essays in literary magazines and anthologies.

Author: Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603295109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Mexicana and Chicana authors from the late 1970s to the turn of the century helped overturn the patriarchal literary culture and mores of their time. This landmark volume acquaints readers with the provocative, at times defiant, yet subtle discourses of this important generation of writers and explains the influences and historical contexts that shaped their work. Until now, little criticism has been published about these important works. Addressing this oversight, Teaching Late-Twentieth-Century Mexicana and Chicana Writers starts with essays on Mexicana and Chicana authors. It then features essays on specific teaching strategies suitable for literature surveys and courses in cultural studies, Latino studies, interdisciplinary and comparative studies, humanities, and general education that aim to explore the intersectionalities represented in these works. Experienced teachers offer guidance on using these works to introduce students to border studies, transnational studies, sexuality studies, disability studies, contemporary Mexican history and Latino history in the United States, the history of social movements, and concepts of race and gender.