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Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

Series Editor: Michelle Lazar

Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse publishes high quality original research monographs broadly in the area of critical discourse studies. It seeks theoretically innovative and empirically rigorous research that advances our critical understanding of the interrelations of discourse and social processes, including all aspects of power relations (such as maintenance and perpetuation of dominance; negotiations of power and resistance; as well as solidarity formations for group empowerment). The series supports interdisciplinary research, and welcomes investigations of new topics, domains, issues, frameworks and methods, as well as fresh perspectives on established ones, from a variety of international and cultural contexts. A broad understanding of "discourse" is adopted in the series to include systematic and explicit analyses of spoken/written language and other modes of semiosis (e.g. visual images, sounds, gestures and actions).

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  1. Discourse and Democracy

    Critical Analysis of the Language of Government

    By Michael Farrelly

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations. The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust

    The Concept of the Body Politic

    By Andreas Musolff

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    This book is the first to provide a cognitive analysis of the function of biological/medical metaphors in National Socialist racist ideology and their background in historical traditions of Western political theory. Its main arguments are that the metaphor of the German nation as a body that needed...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Language and the Market Society

    Critical Reflections on Discourse and Dominance

    By Gerlinde Mautner

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    Language plays a central role in creating and sustaining the market society—a society, that is, in which market exchange is no longer simply a process, but an all-encompassing social principle. The social domains affected include education, politics and religion. Around the world, government...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Analysing Fascist Discourse

    European Fascism in Talk and Text

    Edited by Ruth Wodak, John E. Richardson

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    This book focuses primarily on continuities and discontinuities of fascist politics as manifested in discourses of post-war European countries. Many traumatic pasts in Europe are linked to the experience of fascist and national-socialist regimes in the 20th century and to related colonial and...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change

    Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis

    By Tom Bartlett

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Framing Discourse on the Environment

    A Critical Discourse Approach

    By Richard Alexander

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

    In this study, Richard Alexander presents a series of original and empirically based case studies of the language and discourse involved in the discussion of environmental and ecological issues. Relying upon a variety of different text types and genres – including company websites,...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

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