Fictions at Work

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life.

Fictions at Work

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She does not reduce fiction to a functional support for ideology, however, but considers that the greatest interest in fiction is as a source of pleasure. She discusses both 'high' and 'low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Taking a view of fiction as a product of social practices, the book examines not only the texts themselves but also what people do with them and how they are valued. Fictions at work will be of interest to students on a variety of courses including linguistics, English, women's studies, cultural studies, and media and communication studies.

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Fictions at Work
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Mary M. Talbot, Professor Mary Talbot
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She does not reduce fiction to a functional support for ideology, however, but considers that the greatest interest in fiction is as a source of pleasure. She discusses both 'high' and 'low' fiction,
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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Mary M. Talbot
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-19 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 320
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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
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