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Textual analysis : a beginner's guide

McKee, Alan (2003) Textual analysis : a beginner's guide. Sage Publications, United Kingdom, London.

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Abstract

This book provides an indispensable basic introduction to textual analysis. McKee starts from the most basic philosophical foundations that underlie the practice and explains why texts are important and what they tell us about the world they represent.

Textual Analysis guides students away from finding the `correct' interpretation of a text and explains why we can't simply ask audiences about the interpretations they make of texts.

Textual Analysis:

  • points to the importance of context, genre and modality

  • uses excellent examples drawn from popular culture

  • provides students with a solid grounding on many of the important concepts underlying media and cultural studies

Written in an accessible and straightforward style Textual Analysis: A Beginners Guide will be essential reading for all students of media, cultural and communication studies.

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ID Code: 10717
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Star Trek, Sir Humphrey, Bernard Woolley
ISBN: 0761949925
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Theory (200204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sage
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:30

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