Analysis of documents related to residential schools in Canada : a critical discourse analysis
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2010
Book
Creators
McConnell, Jess.
Description
"This document uses critical discourse analysis to examine language related to First Nation's Residential Schools in Canada. The research uses the four discursive operations developed by Coates, Todd and Wade (2000), and specific discursive devices to analyze a selection of government documents, media documents, and published personal accounts dating from 1869 to 2007. The analysis reveals similarities and differences in the language used in the documents. Language used in the government and media documents often misrepresents the actions of perpetrators and victims by concealing violence, mitigating perpetrator responsibility, concealing victims' responses and resistance, and blaming and pathologizing the victim (Coates et. al.)."

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ISBN
9783639222838; 3639222830
Contents
Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Literature review: critical discourse analysis -- Literature review: Residential schools -- Methodology and methods -- Analysis of government documents -- Analysis of personal accounts -- Analysis of media accounts -- Discussion -- References
Notes
Includes appendices.
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