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LINGUIST List 22.1357

Tue Mar 22 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Macgilchrist

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>


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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Journalism and the Political: Macgilchrist

Message 1: Journalism and the Political: Macgilchrist
Date: 11-Mar-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Journalism and the Political: Macgilchrist
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Title: Journalism and the Political
Subtitle: Discursive tensions in news coverage of Russia
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 40
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2040

Author: Felicitas Macgilchrist
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287304 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287304 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206312 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206312 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206312 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Journalism is often thought of as the 'fourth estate' of democracy. This
book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and
explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an
approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures,
inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international news coverage of
post-Soviet Russia, including the Beslan hostage-taking, Gazprom,
Litvinenko and human rights issues, it demonstrates the (re)production of
the 'common-sense' social order in which one particular area of the world
is more developed, civilized and democratic than other areas. However,
drawing on Laclau, Mouffe and other post-foundational thinkers, it also
suggests that journalism is precisely the site where the instability of
this global social order becomes visible. The book should be of interest to
scholars of discourse analysis, journalism and communication studies,
cultural studies and political science, and to anyone interested in
'positive' discourse analysis and practical counter-discursive strategies.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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