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 OJML  Vol.1 No.1 , September 2011
The Production of the Myth of “Sister Phoenix”: From the Perspective of Discourse Analysis
Abstract: The analytical paper mainly deals with the questions how the image of Sister Phoenix, one of the most “popular” ugly stars in China is narrated, and how it is reconstructed and circulated by the media. In the paper, the author utilize multiple analytical devices, such as Gee’s seven building tasks (2010), Bahktin’s dialogical processes, Fairclough’s (2003) approaches to critical discourse analysis and Couldry’s (2010) theories about media discourse. The aim of the paper is not only to explore the reason why her self-narration is destined to attract the interest of the media and the modern Chinese society but also aims at seeking how the media constantly helps producing new categories of life in front of the audience.
Cite this paper: nullZhang, J. (2011). The Production of the Myth of “Sister Phoenix”: From the Perspective of Discourse Analysis. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 1, 9-12. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2011.11002.
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