Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres

ORCID logoMonika Kopytowska | University of Łódź
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This unique volume brings together various academic voices and critical reflections on discursive manifestations of hate and radicalism in contemporary public discourses. The authors venture into an array of socio-political contexts and public spaces, providing a compelling overview of similarities and divergences, continuities and discontinuities, outward hatred and the “politics of denial”, the use of collective symbols and construction of individual identities. Multiple genres are taken under scrutiny, including blogs, forums, internet websites and newspaper coverage, political speeches and debates, news reports and broadcast interactions, with a view to capturing the themes and pragma-rhetorical strategies within texts abundant with radical and hateful messages. In addition to examining discourse dynamics and the underlying logic of such texts, the contributors to this monograph explore the ideological motivations and the consequences they might have for social actions on both an individual and collective level.

Highly relevant in the contemporary world, divided by conflicts, power and resource struggles, right-wing extremism, and crusades against the imaginary Other, the book presents state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research that should be of interest to specialists in pragmatics, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, as well as media and communication studies.
Originally published as a special issue of Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 3:1 (2015).

[Benjamins Current Topics, 93] 2017.  vi, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“With an interesting and unique diversity of topics, this volume brings together various critical reflections on discursive manifestations of hate and radicalism in contemporary world public discourses. These reflections bring to light compelling overviews of how discourses of hatred and radicalism are used by right-wing politicians, the media and even individuals to maintain the same old view that the “imaginary Other” is an outsider and a threat. This monograph is of high significance to many specialists and researchers in various fields including: critical discourse analysis, rhetoric, media studies, politics and corpus linguistics.”
Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres is undoubtedly an important addition to the field and crucial for understanding the rise of fascist ideologies, as well as for developing new strategies to resist them.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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