Angela Smith

List of John Benjamins publications for which Angela Smith plays a role.


The Mediated Communication of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Politics

Edited by Angela Smith and Michael Higgins

Special issue of Journal of Language and Politics 19:1 (2020) vi, 200 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Rathnayake, Chamil, Angela Smith and Michael Higgins 2023 Emergent Twitter publics through political scandal: An example from the Covid-19 Crisis in the UKJournal of Language and Politics 22:4, pp. 458–484 | Article
This study examines how emergent Twitter publics are organised and engage with political scandal and personalisation during Covid-19 in the UK. The analysis is centred on a series of media events around Chief Adviser to the then-UK Prime Minister, running from May 2020 to May 2021. The samples… read more
Smith, Angela 2020 Just call me Dave: David Cameron’s perilous populist statusThe Mediated Communication of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Politics, Smith, Angela and Michael Higgins (eds.), pp. 10–29 | Article
This paper seeks to show how male politicians can draw on performances of masculinity to appeal to voters. The paper uses former UK Prime Minister David Cameron as an example of how performances of masculinity interact with the opportunistic use of populist forms of political engagement. It… read more
This chapter will explore how the rejection of the claims for equality are represented in the technology of the twenty-first century, but at the same time embody the language of a pre-feminist world and can thus be seen to at once empower and restrict feminist discourse. In this way, the crisis in… read more