Representation of the British Suffrage Movement

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 19, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
Focussing on The Times, this monograph uses corpus linguistics to examine how suffrage campaigners' different ideologies were conflated in the newspaper over a crucial time period for the movement - 1908 to 1914, leading up to the Representation of the People Act in 1918.

Looking particularly at representations of suffrage campaigners' support of or opposition to military action, Gupta uses a range of methodological approaches drawn from corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and CDA. These include: collocation analysis, examination of consistent significant collocates and van Leeuwen's taxonomy of social actors.

The book offers an innovative insight into contemporary public understanding of the suffrage campaign with implications for researchers examining large, complex protest movements.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
Examining the Suffrage Movement with Corpus and Discourse Analysis
13
2 Methodology
51
Suffragists Militants and Direct Action
79
The Role of Suggestive Placement
109
Emily Wilding Davison
145
The Suffrage Movement in Letters to the Editor
175
Conclusion
217
Appendices
227
Notes
253
References
257
Author Index
265
Subject Index
267
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2015)

Kat Gupta is a Researcher at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Bibliographic information