Textual Construction of the Female Body

A Critical Discourse Approach

  • Authors
  • Lesley Jeffries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 26-60
  3. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 61-101
  4. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 129-151
  5. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 152-166
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    Pages 167-193
  7. Lesley Jeffries
    Pages 194-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 206-212

About this book


This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image.


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