Michael Higgins

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michael Higgins 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
Higgins, Michael 2020 Political masculinities and Brexit: Men of warThe Mediated Communication of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Politics, Smith, Angela and Michael Higgins (eds.), pp. 89–106 | Article
This article examines the discourses of masculinity to pervade debates on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The article outlines an association between excessive forms of masculinity and popular cultural discourses around conflict and war, constructing and reproducing a popular… read more
This chapter looks at the management of political instability across the political and media spheres before and after the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, and prior to the UK’s vote to exit the European Union. Looking first at a selection of political speeches, the chapter finds those… read more
This article explores the political use of discourses of nation by analysing the use of location formulation across a selection of Scottish newspapers. The article looks at a sample of the election coverage of six Scottish titles and conducts a corpus analysis to set out the patterns in their use… read more