Identifying with icons

An Iconography of Japanese Identity - Ken Tann

Ken Tann [+-]
The University of Sydney
Ken Tann lectures at the University of Sydney on the application of linguistic research to identity issues in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to discourse analysis, and his publications include work on both the English and Japanese languages, particularly in relation to nationalism and identity politics.


This chapter relates the discursive iconography to identity theory (Hall 1997) and studies in sociology (Maton 2008; Martin, Maton and Matruglio 2010), to discuss how the linguistic resources affect social organization and shape readers' subjectivity, as well as how the current framework can benefit further work in these two fields.

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Tann, Ken. Identifying with icons. An Iconography of Japanese Identity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Dec 2020. ISBN 9781781793428. Date accessed: 15 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27380. Dec 2020

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