Doing Politics

Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse

| University of Southampton
| University College London
ISBN 9789027201935 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027263148 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This edited volume explores the discursive, performative and mediated dimensions of contemporary political discourse. The strengths of the volume are manifold: it contains cutting edge interdisciplinary research on political discourses by international authors (UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark) in political science, discourse linguistic and social interaction research. The contributions represent a wide range of methodological approaches to political discourse, analyzing a broad variety of genres, some of which have been less analyzed to-date, for example Wikipedia articles in combination with their discussion pages or the interaction between politicians and voters in the constituency office of a British Member of Parliament. The contributions also focus on political discourses of high and relevant topicality, such as EU membership of Britain, populism, migration and xenophobia, terrorism and narratives in international relations.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: “Doing politics” – recent developments in political discourse analysis
Michael Kranert and Geraldine Horan
Part I. Multidisciplinary approaches to political discourse
Chapter 2. “We have the character of an island nation” A discourse-historical analysis of David Cameron’s “Bloomberg speech” on the European Union
Ruth Wodak
Chapter 3. “Dancing with doxa” A “Rhetorical Political Analysis” of David Cameron’s sense of Britishness
Alan Finlayson
Part II. Representing the people, representing the government
Chapter 4. Charting the semantics of labour relations in House of Commons debates spanning two hundred years: A study of parliamentary language using corpus linguistic methods and automated semantic tagging
Jane Demmen, Lesley Jeffries and Brian Walker
Chapter 5. Off the record: The transcription of parliamentary debates for political discourse analysis
Sylvia Shaw
Chapter 6. Making “politics” relevant: How constituents and a member of parliament raise political topics at constituency surgeries
Emily Hofstetter and Elizabeth Stokoe
Part III. Doing populism
Chapter 7. A cross-linguistic study of new populist language
Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Chapter 8. Disciplining the unwilling: Normalisation of (demands for) punitive measures against immigrants in Austrian populist discourse
Markus Rheindorf
Part IV. Mediated politics
Chapter 9. Es-tu Charlie? Doing politics on Wikipedia
Susanne Kopf and Elena Nichele
Chapter 10. United we diverge: Politician Facebook responses to terror attacks
Anders Horsbøl
Chapter 11. Hybridity and antagonism in broadcast election campaign interviews
Argyro Kantara
Chapter 12. Mediated campaign debate subgenre and their importance for analytic considerations
Karen L. Adams
Chapter 13. Cross-talk in political discourse: Strategies for bridging issue movements on Democracy Now!
Amoshaun Toft
Part V. Self-referential political discourse
Chapter 14. Reading political minds: “Backstage” politics in audience reception
Sam Browse
Chapter 15. “All this is a boon to Britain’s crumbling democracy” Meta-reporting about the TV debates in the British General Election 2015
Melani Schroeter
Part VI. Doing foreign policy
Chapter 16. Red lines and rash decisions: Syria, metaphor and narrative
Federica Ferrari and Ben O’Loughlin
Notes on contributors
“At the present time there is a pressing need for us all to stand back from the verbal maelstrom that is politics today and ask what is going on. We need more, and more penetrating, analysis of political discourse. This collection, edited by Michael Kranert and Geraldine Horan, is indeed timely. The contributors probe a wide range of political discourse types, investigate different media and contexts, and introduce a whole panoply of revealing methods and techniques.”
“This is a key reference work which systematically covers the multifaceted aspects and dimensions of political discourse. Bringing together senior and junior scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds, it represents the major achievements in the study of political discourse over the last few decades.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018036391 | Marc record