Discourse Practice Analysis on "The Blacker the Berry", A Novel of Wallace Thurman
Keywords:analysis, discourse practice, novel, text production, text consumption, text distribution, Bakhtinian, genre
This study was conducted to answer a question: how is the process of text production, consumption, and distribution in discourse practice behind the novel? It used a part of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach offered by Fairclaugh (1989). The framework is characterized as Bakhtinian theory of genre. In the process of text production, Wallace Thurman as the author of the story expressed his feelings and dedicated his admiration, praise, criticism, and condemnation for his society. In the process of text consumption, it was expected that the readers could get purification of their soul and the improvement of their self-assessment in how they define their selves, accept their selves, respect their selves, as well as, accept and respect others better.