Discourse, War and Terrorism

ORCID logoAdam Hodges | University of Colorado
Chad Nilep | University of Colorado
ISBN 9789027227140 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the “war on terror” to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political studies.
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“This book serves as a testament to the growing inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of (critical) discourse studies. In this book, the editors Hodges and Nilep have succeeded at bringing together scholars from diverse backgrounds to address an increasingly important theme, the war on terror, with its political, social, and cultural implications. Informed by theories from critical language studies, ethnography, multimodality, political science, and cultural studies, the analyses in this book all employ empirical data and apply clearly defined methodologies. This book would be an excellent addition to the shelves of those interested in the critical study of discourse, particularly those who want to understand how discourse has been used to legitimate war, subvert opposition, and obfuscate reality in the seemingly unending fight against terrorists worldwide.”
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