Series Editor: Michelle M. Lazar, National University of Singapore
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).
European Fascism in Talk and Text
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
Critical Analysis of the Language of Government
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...
To Be Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge
A Critical Discourse Approach
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 August 20th 2008 by Routledge
Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis
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
Critical Reflections on Discourse and Dominance
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 March 17th 2010 by Routledge
The Concept of the Body Politic
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 June 9th 2010 by Routledge
A Multimodal Approach
This book is a multimodal critical discourse analysis of visual discourses of war realized in different genres of communication in Britain, the US, and Europe over the last 150 years. It argues that while there has been extensive work produced on the linguistic realization of discourses of war, for...
To Be Published January 1st 2015 by Routledge