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

Page: 245

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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

1,5 hour-long interviews with 11 middle-class, heterosexual women who were
their target readers (brides-to-be), ... self is negotiated.10 This conceptualisation
9 Ewa Glapka, Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective
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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. ... Real men do
wear mascara: Advertising discourse and masculine identity. Critical ... The
textual construction of the female body: A critical discourse analysis approach.

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.

The Language of Hate

Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language (2nd Edition). New
York: ... In T. van Dijk (ed.) Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introduction. Vol
. 2. ... Reading Bridal Magazines from a Critical Discursive Perspective. London:
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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.

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
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006162849

Category: English language

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List of Additions with Notes

Bergsoe , W. The bride of Roervig ; tr . by N. Francis . ... The Holy Bible ; with an
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
.

Author: Free Public Library (Worcester, Mass.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112119752423

Category: Library catalogs

Page: 1048

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Sociological Abstracts

... the Social Construction of Masculinity in Men ' s Health Magazine ; SA 14936
Hunting for Women : Bride - Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan ... vs Portraying a
Champion : US Network Bias in the 2002 World Cup ; SA13151 Reading Latina /
o Images : Interrogating Americanos ... Evangelical Discourse ; SA13583
Psychology , Subjectivity and Culture in the Contemporary Maya World : A
Critical Perspective ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114637544

Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

New Statesman

What Second , Switzerland does not recognise view when he suggests the '
common reader ' a pity he did not read it ... with the nature of the critical'
intelligence which depicting a five - year - old girl in a bridesmaid's Fourth , the
full involvement of all ... But not please by reintroducing magazine's choice of
reviewer and the magazine's conscription , military hierarchism ... Barnett's critical
perspective on Eric Hobsbawm's recent output theatre who hated drama ? ...
Thatcher's discourse .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556015688930

Category: Great Britain

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Dissertation Abstracts International

To counterbalance the perspective of the planter as cloth manufacturer , the life
histories of two female slave artisans demonstrate ... Increasingly during this
period , jewelers , department store bridal salons , and women's magazines
promoted the ... Each chapter studies a bodybuilder who embodies a discursive
shift due to innovations in technologies of the body ... bodybuilder Carla Dunlap
achieves a position of transformational feminism with her body's critical ,
communal posture in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110578833

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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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
Views ...

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.

Tomboys Belles and Other Ladies

Barbara A . White was one of the first to suggest that in The Member of the
Wedding , Frankie is torn between the ... In 1988 , the Pembroke Magazine
published critical articles solely on McCullers ' s work , many of which
investigated her fiction from a distinctly feminist perspective . ... subject of critics
who regard the discourse of compulsory heterosexuality as an important theme .
Lori J . Kenschaft ' s “ Homoerotics and Human Connections : Reading Carson
McCullers “ As a Lesbian ?

Author: Ellen Matlok-Ziemann

Publisher: Uppsala Universitet

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121808047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Administrative Management

MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE by Walter A. Kleinschrod The Management
Message In Electronic Messaging Media The first ... professor of communication
theory at McGill University in Montreal and as author of The Mechanical Bride (
1951 ) and the ... The news and ideas in all the newspapers , magazines , and
books from 1700 to the mid 20th century were less ... and foster the growth of for
several laborious readings or result new interconnected communities . in
incorrect actions .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0051024164

Category: Business

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The Book Review

Hephzibah Israel ' s reading of her fine translation of ' Oorakali ' is exemplary in
its alertness to the many pitfalls of ... STORIES BY ASIANS IN BRITAIN English
Translation and Critical Introduction by Rana Nayar tive voice ' in Tamil dalit
writing . ... Curiously , even today , by Sisir Kumar Das and ' Dalit Perspectives '
by his short story ' Trees in Kew Gardens ' : “ We ... in public or private
representation of caste in modern Indian deep . . . it just doesn ' t happen , or
perhaps we discourse .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004796361

Category: Books

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The Writers Directory

HEARTBREAK CANYON SERIES : Cattleman ' s Promise , 1999 ; The Horseman
' s Bride , 1999 ; Rogue ' s Reform , 2000 . ... Contributor to magazines . ... Career
: University of Reading , England , lecturer in sociology , 1974 - 77 ; Macquarie
University , North Ryde , Australia ... Cultural Work and the Loss of Critical
Perspective , 18301900 ( monograph ) , 1987 ; Narrative & The Legal Discourse ,
1991 ...

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558625267

Category:

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C

A Critical Visual Art Magazine ... Oboro leaves in a book one has just opened ,
depicting a cultural fragment amidst the inviting one to " read " them accordingly
... Mnemosyne , daughter of Heaven and Earth , Bride of Zeus , in nine nights
becomes the mother of Nine Muses . ... the works , if in different ways , all address
recollection of the past , both from the perspective of history and from that of
memory .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014104213

Category: Art

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Paperbound Books in Print

5 . 95 ( ISBN 0 - 915390 - 30 - 2 ) . Change Mag . ( 069 ) Counsilman , James E .
The Complete Book of Swimming . ... ( 432 ) Countryman , Kathleen M . , jt . auth .
see Gekas , Alexandra B . Cox , Diane & Peck , Cynthia V. Reading Games ...
Margaret A . & Riddell , C . Approaching Household Survey of Perception & Use
of a Sociology : A Critical Introduction . ... The Rebel Bride . ... Approaches to
Insanity : A Greek Politics : An Historical Perspective . ... Discourse Intonation Ed ,
Vol . 1 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085499310

Category: Bibliography

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