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dc.contributor.advisorNelson, Frances
dc.contributor.authorTara, Al-Sayed
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-08T02:35:55Z
dc.date.available2019-01-08T02:35:55Z
dc.date.copyright2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12134
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I view self-help as a discourse widely present in modern society in different forms such as literature, audio tapes, CDs, videos, and personal activities like workshops and individual coaching. From books to life-coaching service providers, the discourse increasingly encompasses creative techniques in order to expand and involve different aspect of life. I take a critical look at the reflection of the discourse in self-help books using Dryzek’s (1997) model of discourse analysis which divides discourse in general into four levels: ontology, assumptions about natural relationships, agents and their motives, and finally, metaphors and other rhetorical devices.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectSelf-actualization (Psychology); Self-help techniques; Self-techniques -- Evaluation; Psychological literature -- Evaluationen_NZ
dc.titleBestselling Selves: a Critical Discourse Analysis of Self-help Literatureen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (Communication Studies)en_NZ
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