The Cultural Analysis of Texts

The Cultural Analysis of Texts by Mikko Lehtonen

ISBN10: 0761965513
ISBN13: 978-0761965510
Author: Mikko Lehtonen
Title: The Cultural Analysis of Texts
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (September 5, 2000)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1255 kb
Size PDF: 1683 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
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Subcategory: Social Sciences

The Cultural Analysis of Texts by Mikko Lehtonen

Drawing upon a range of perspectives from textual and cultural studies, this book synthesizes textual, contextual and audience analysis into an overall picture of meaning making. Using examples ranging from Balzac to blonde jokes, modernist poetry to pop lyrics, the book discusses the factors that contribute to the fomation of meaning: language, media, texts, contexts and readers.

In the cultural study of texts - texts, contexts and practices - are equally important, the author argues. Meaning making takes place in the articulation between these different elements. But how can one examine all three areas at the same time? In The Cultural Analysis of Texts, Mikko Lehtonen develops a model to enable just such an approach.

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