Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis
A Dialogue on Language and Identity
- Chris Barker - University of Wollongong, Australia
- Dariusz Galasinski - University of Wolverhampton, UK
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.
An excellent and inspirational text. Highly recommended.
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.
Good all round text for further understanding of language and identity.
Style and argumentation is clear and well reasoned. The book in not too easy either, but gives also good points to demending reader.