Publication details [#59915]

KhosraviNik, Majid. 2015. Discourse, Identity and Legitimacy. Self and Other in representations of Iran's nuclear programme. (Discourse approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 62). John Benjamins. viii, 304 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This book is a critical study of the ways that discourses of the (national) Self and Other are invoked and reflected in the reporting of a major international political conflict. Taking Iran’s nuclear programme as a case study, this book offers extensive textual analysis, comparative investigation and socio-political contextualisation of national identity in newspaper reporting. In addition to providing comprehensive accounts of theory and methodology in Critical Discourse Analysis, the book provides a valuable extensive discussion of journalistic practice in Iranian and British contexts, as well as offering insights into historical development of ‘discourses in place’ in Iran. Across four separate chapters, major national and influential newspapers from both countries are critically analysed in terms of their micro-linguistic and macro-discoursal content and strategies.