Discourse, War and Terrorism

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Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the “war on terror” to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political studies.
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Table of Contents
Table of contents
v–vi
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
Author affiliations
ix–x
Introduction: Discourse, war and terrorism
Adam Hodges and Chad Nilep
1–18
“Emerging threats” and “coming dangers”: Claiming the future for preventive war
Patricia L. Dunmire
19–43
Enforcing justice, justifying force: America's justification of violence in the New World Order
Annita Lazar and Michelle M. Lazar
45–65
The narrative construction of identity: The adequation of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden in the “war on terror”
Adam Hodges
67–87
Discourses of freedom: Gender and religion in US media coverage of the war on Iraq
Katherine Lemons
89–103
Arabs in the morning paper: A case of shifting identity
Gregory Ian Stoltz
105–121
Visual discourses of war: Multimodal analysis of photographs of the Iraq occupation
David Machin
123–142
"Martyrs and terrorists, resistance and insurgency": Contextualizing the exchange of terrorism discourses on Al-Jazeera
Becky Schulthies and Aomar Boum
143–160
Between “us” and “them”: Two TV interviews with German chancellor Gerhard Schröder in the run-up to the Iraq war
Annette Becker
161–183
Discourse of war and terrorism in Serbia: "We were fighting the terrorists already in Bosnia..."
Zala Volcic and Karmen Erjavec
185–204
“Fear of terror attack persists”: Constructing fear in reports on terrorism by international news agencies
Maija Stenvall
205–222
The politics of fear: A critical inquiry into the role of violence in 21st century politics
Matteo Stocchetti
223–241
Index
243–248
“This book serves as a testament to the growing inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of (critical) discourse studies. In this book, the editors Hodges and Nilep have succeeded at bringing together scholars from diverse backgrounds to address an increasingly important theme, the war on terror, with its political, social, and cultural implications. Informed by theories from critical language studies, ethnography, multimodality, political science, and cultural studies, the analyses in this book all employ empirical data and apply clearly defined methodologies. This book would be an excellent addition to the shelves of those interested in the critical study of discourse, particularly those who want to understand how discourse has been used to legitimate war, subvert opposition, and obfuscate reality in the seemingly unending fight against terrorists worldwide.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN015000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007003852