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Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse


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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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Discourses of (De)Legitimization: Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts

Discourses of (De)Legitimization: Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts

1st Edition

Andrew S. Ross, Damian J. Rivers
October 22, 2018

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which digital communication facilitate and inform discourses of legitimization and delegitimization in contemporary participatory cultures. The book draws on multiple theoretical traditions from critical discourse analysis to allow for a...

Discourse and Democracy: Critical Analysis of the Language of Government

Discourse and Democracy: Critical Analysis of the Language of Government

1st Edition

Michael Farrelly
April 25, 2018

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...

Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

1st Edition

Chris Featherman
February 06, 2018

In this monograph, Chris Featherman adopts a discourse analytical approach to explore the ways in which social movement ideologies and identities are discursively constructed in new and old media. In the context of his argument, Featherman also considers current debates surrounding the role that...

Discourses of Denial: The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor

Discourses of Denial: The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor

1st Edition

Thomas A. Discenna
September 26, 2017

Discourses of Denial explores the myriad ways that the labor of those employed by universities is situated as somehow distinct from ordinary labor. Focusing on a variety of sites where academic labor is discursively constructed in popular consciousness including among the professoriate itself, its...

The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing: The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945

The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing: The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945

1st Edition

Felicity Rash
December 06, 2016

In this monograph, Felicity Rash examines German colonialist texts through the lens of linguistics, using multiple analytic approaches in order to contribute to the study of ideological discourse. Focusing on texts from Germany’s colonial period during the Second Reich, the book describes the...

Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

1st Edition

Tommaso M. Milani
April 21, 2016

This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof’s 1997 volume. Overall, the chapters are linked together by a critical analytical...

Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text

Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text

1st Edition

Ruth Wodak, John E. Richardson
June 23, 2015

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...

Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis

Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

Tom Bartlett
May 21, 2015

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...

Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust: The Concept of the Body Politic

Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust: The Concept of the Body Politic

1st Edition

Andreas Musolff
November 10, 2014

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...

Language and the Market Society: Critical Reflections on Discourse and Dominance

Language and the Market Society: Critical Reflections on Discourse and Dominance

1st Edition

Gerlinde Mautner
August 06, 2013

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...

Framing Discourse on the Environment: A Critical Discourse Approach

Framing Discourse on the Environment: A Critical Discourse Approach

1st Edition

Richard Alexander
January 06, 2011

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,...

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