Oppressive Discourse

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Oppressive discourse and Barthesian myths - another presentation-led session, again with a 15-20 minute lecture-style introduction, this time followed by small group work applying a critical approach which has been introduced. The introduction will summarise oppressive forms of discourse including Roland Barthes's concept of myth, locating this analysis in relation to the critique of militarist discourse in the "war on terror". The subsequent exercise will involve identifying myths and other oppressive forms of discourse in media material. Adopted by Andy R