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The Stories We Live By

a free online course in ecolinguistics

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PART 8: Erasure

The notes include an outline of the theory, a chapter summary, a glossary and ideas for further reading.

The slides are a PowerPoint presentation which matches the one used in the video.

The exercises contain examples to analyse using the theory.

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This part of the course examines erasure, which is a story that an area of life is unimportant or unworthy of consideration. Three kinds of erasure are discussed - the void, the trace and the mask, drawing on examples of how animals and nature are erased in economics discourse, environmental discourse, and animal product advertising.

The video illustrates erasure with an example. Click left to download it and right to watch it on Vimeo.

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