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Discourse (New Critical Idiom)

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Sara Mills offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the term 'discourse' and explores the theoretical assumptions underlying it. This handy, easy to follow pocket guidebook for students provides:

straightforward working definitions historical developments of the term studied analysis of Michel Foucault discussion of the appropriation of the term 'discourse' by fem
Paperback, 177 pages
Published November 6th 1997 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1997)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Discourse (The New Critical Idiom), Sara Mills
عنوان: گفتمان؛ اثر: سارا میلز؛ مترجم: فتاح محمدی؛ زنجان، هزاره سوم، 1382، در 221 ص، شابک: 9789649311746؛ چاپ سوم 1392؛ عنوان روی جلد: اصطلاحات انتقادی نوین : گفتمان؛ موضوع: گفتمان قرن 20 م
عنوان: گفتمان؛ اثر: سارا میلز؛ مترجم: موسسه خط ممتد اندیشه زیر نظر نرگس حسنلی؛ تهران، نشانه، 1393، در 177 ص، شابک: 9789645965943؛
سيامك محبوب
یکی از مسائلی که در خواندن آثار فوکو و آثاری که درباره فوکو نوشته بودند داشتم این بود که افراد یا سوژه ها در ساختار گفتمان و قدرت چندان نقشی نداشتند و بیش از اینکه سازنده باشند پذیرنده بودند و گفتمان سوژه را چنان در بر گرفته بود که انگار که وجود نداشت. با خواندن این کتاب و شرحی که سارا میلز بر چگونگی استفاده از گفتمان توسط فمنیستها و نظریه پردازان استعماری و پسااستعماری ارائه کرد این مسئله برایم حل شد.
Imran Rasid
The book has succesfully addressed many complex notions circulating around the idea of Discourse in a very straightforward and easy way. Its worth to mention as well that the major orientation of the book dealt with Foucauldian conception of discourse rather than other type of discourse,so yeah,dont expect everything to be mentioned in the book. But still,recommended to be read!
Apr 24, 2013 Amin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
بهترین کتاب ترجمه شده درباره گفتمان با محوریت آراء فوکو. خیلی خوب ساده و مختصر نظریه های افراد و طیف های مختلف رو راجع به گفتمان و تحلیل گفتمان توضیح میده

فهرست مطالب:

نظریهی فرهنگی / نظریهی انتقادی / نظریهی ادبی
زبانشناسی رسمی و رایج
روانشناسی اجتماعی / زبانشناسی انتقادی
نظریهی فرهنگی و الگوهای گفتمان
میشل فوکو و گفتمان
ادبیات به عنوان گفتمان

2. گفتمان و ایدئولوژی
ایدئولوژی و حقیقت
تعیینکنندههای گفتمان
زبان، گفتمان و ایدئولوژی

3. ساختارهای گفتمانی
سامان معرفت
Jul 30, 2009 meeners rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theory
first two chapters would be useful to introduce to undergrads trying to grapple with foucault, as mills' definitions of "discourse(s)" are lucid and succinct. the rest of the chapters are woefully out of date, though, and weirdly dismissive of marxist theory. am not too impressed with her examples/definitions in the later chapters, either.
An excellent introduction to the slippery topic that is discourse. Grounded in Foucault's use of the term, this book would be an especially useful book to assign in courses on Foucault's work, as it is the kind of straight forward, focused discussion of discourse that Foucault never really provides.
Sarip Dol
Sep 18, 2015 Sarip Dol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sarip by: Imran Rasid
Shelves: rak-sarip
Sara Mills discusses the theory of Foucauldian Discourse, and how it affects a number of theories posterior to it namely feminist theories, colonialist theories and linguist theories (discourse analyst, critical linguist etc.)

Sara Mills had done a great job de-mystifying Foucault. He is terribly un-understandable; I tried reading him only to surrender after two chapters. Leulz.
Aug 03, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mills elucidates the often Foucauldian and therefore elusive defintiions of both Foucault, discourse, and modern and structuralists understandings of her subjects. Clear, concise, and accessible a wonderful guide.
Titus Hjelm
Solid intro to Discourse. Although written by a literary theorist, the book is driven by the work of Foucault and is useful for social scientists as well.
John Carter McKnight
May 04, 2010 John Carter McKnight rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good, coherent introduction to Foucault's discourse theory, and how it differs from discourse analysis. Short, readable and useful.
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Sara Mills is a Research Professor at the School of CulturalStudies, Sheffield Hallam University. She has published onfeminist linguistic and literary theory and on feminist post-colonialdiscourse theory.
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