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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics

Edited by: Ruth Wodak , Bernhard Forchtner

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138779167
eBook ISBN: 9781315183718
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315183718
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of this important and dynamic area of study and research. Language is indispensable to initiating, justifying, legitimatising and coordinating action as well as negotiating conflict and, as such, is intrinsically linked to the area of politics. With 45 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook covers the following key areas:

  • Overviews of the most influential theoretical approaches, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Habermas and Marx;
  • Methodological approaches to language and politics, covering ? among others ?  content analysis, conversation analysis, multimodal analysis and narrative analysis;
  • Genres of political action from speech-making and policy to national anthems and billboards;
  • Cutting-edge case studies about hot-topic socio-political phenomena, such as ageing, social class, gendered politics and populism.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics is a vibrant survey of this key field and is essential reading for advanced students and researchers studying language and politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Rhetoric as a civic art from antiquity to the beginning of modernity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  From Karl Marx to Antonio Gramsci and Louis Althusser Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Jürgen Habermas Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Michel Foucault Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Jacques Lacan Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The discourse theory of Ernesto Laclau Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Pierre Bourdieu Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Conceptual history Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Critical Discourse Studies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Content analysis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Corpus analysis Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cognitive Linguistic Critical Discourse Studies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Competition metaphors and ideology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Legitimation and multimodality Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Narrative analysis Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Rhetorical analysis Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Understanding political issues through argumentation analysis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Conversation analysis and the study of language and politics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Politics beyond words Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Parliamentary debates Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Government communication Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Press conferences Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Policy-making Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The semiotics of political commemoration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mediatisation and political language Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Performing politics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Genres of political communication in Web 2.0 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Music and sound as discourse and ideology Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The language of party programmes and billboards Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Caricature and comics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Meetings Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Climate change and the socio-ecological crisis Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Old and dependent Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Language and gendered politics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Queering multilingualism and politics Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Language and globalisation Download PDF
Chapter  37:  A cultural political economy of Corporate Social Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The fictionalisation of politics Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Religion and the secular Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Discursive depoliticisation and political disengagement Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Identity politics, populism and the far right Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Race, racism, discourse Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The materiality and semiosis of inequality and class struggle and warfare Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Language under totalitarian regimes Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Discursive underpinnings of war and terrorism Download PDF
Introducing_the Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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