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LINGUIST List 22.2281

Mon May 30 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Dunmire

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Projecting the Future through Political Discourse: Dunmire

Message 1: Projecting the Future through Political Discourse: Dunmire
Date: 30-May-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Projecting the Future through Political Discourse: Dunmire
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Title: Projecting the Future through Political Discourse
Subtitle: The case of the Bush doctrine
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 41
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2041

Author: Patricia L. Dunmire
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286932 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286932 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206329 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206329 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206329 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Abstract:

This monograph examines the rhetorical nature and function of
representations of the future in political discourse, focusing on political
actors' use of hegemonic images of future "reality" to achieve their
political goals. It argues that a key ideological dimension of political
rhetoric lies in politicians' use of projections of the future to legitimate
policies and actions. This argument is grounded in systemic-functional
and critical discourse analyses of the "Bush Doctrine," the U.S. policy
response to the September 11 terrorist attacks which sanctioned a
"preemptive" military posture. By focusing on the discursive construction
of the future, this project addresses a lacunae in critical discourse
studies and calls attention to the crucial role that the discourse and
practice of "futurology" has played in post-Cold War politics and society.
It will be of value to scholars interested in the discourses of politics, the
"war on terror," U.S. national security, and futurology.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Politics of Language

Written In: English (eng )

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