Singing, Speaking and Writing Politics

South African political discourses

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The discourses of the post-apartheid South Africa embody symbols of change and promises of new lessons in history. This is the first volume that brings together analyses of a variety of discourses produced in South Africa through which we follow the evolution of transitional processes in the country’s political institutions and in the opinions of its populace. The book offers to the reader a visit to the Parliament, a peek into the internet forums, analyses of the country's official papers and speeches, and the media accounts. Through all these discourses we see the burning questions – "Who Are We Now?" and "Who Do We Want To Be?" – being repetitively examined and identities cross-formed while the country deals with new, post-apartheid challenges, as well as successes.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Politics and discourse in South Africa
Mirjana N. Dedaić and Sally Hunt
1–20
Mandela speaks to the nation: The use of metalingual mitigation markers to unify the audience
Mirjana N. Dedaić
21–42
Black-boxing and the politics of parliamentary oversight in South Africa
Ian Siebörger and Ralph D. Adendorff
43–66
To be or not to be ‘African’: Discursive race politics in a South African online forum
Stephanie Rudwick
67–85
De- and recontextualising xenophobia: discursive representations of non-nationals in the tabloid Daily Sun during attacks on immigrants in April -May 2008
Carla Els
87–111
“Xenophobia is an African sickness; a greater African disease”: Contesting dominant migrant discourse through opposing metaphors
Leigh Crymble
113–146
From sexual deviants to politically emancipated queers: Changing representations of gay and lesbian identities in South Africa
Tracey Lee McCormick and Tommaso M. Milani
147–167
‘Mother of the nation’: Representations of womanhood in the South African media
Sally Hunt
169–199
Trade unions in South Africa and the discourse of the neoliberal state
Claudia Ortu
201–219
Emzabalazweni: Singing the language of struggle, past and present
Janet Cherry
221–246
Contributors
247–248
Index
249–250
Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015027241