Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis: Articulating a Feminist Discourse Praxis

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Type Journal Article Author Michelle M. Lazar URL https://doi.org/10.1080/17405900701464816 Volume 4 Issue 2 Pages 141-164 Publication Critical Discourse Studies ISSN 1740-5904 Date August 1, 2007 DOI 10.1080/17405900701464816 Accessed 2018-01-24 19:44:28 Library Catalog Taylor and Francis+NEJM Abstract This article outlines a ‘feminist critical discourse analysis’ at the nexus of critical discourse analysis and feminist studies, with the aim of advancing rich and nuanced analyses of the complex workings of power and ideology in discourse in sustaining hierarchically gendered social orders. This is especially pertinent in the present time; it is recognized that operations of gender ideology and institutionalized power asymmetries between (and among) groups of women and men are complexly intertwined with other social identities and are variable across cultures. Gender ideology and power asymmetries in late modern societies also have become increasingly more subtle and, at the same time, as a result of backlash against feminism, have re-emerged with a new blatancy. The article offers a rationale for highlighting a feminist perspective in CDA, and proposes five key principles for a feminist discourse praxis. In concluding, a brief analysis and discussion of some data on postfeminism is provided, illustrating some of the current concerns in feminist critical discourse analysis. Short Title Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis