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Horan, Geraldine Theresa and Michael Kranert, eds. 2018. Doing Politics. Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse. (Discourse approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 80). John Benjamins. vii, 418 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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This edited volume explores the discursive, performative and mediated dimensions of contemporary political discourse. The volume contains 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.