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Title: Manipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century
Subtitle: Discourse, language, mind
Edited By: Louis A. de Saussure
Peter J. Schulz
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2017
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 17

This book is a collection of 12 papers dealing with manipulation and
ideology in the 20th century, mostly with reference to political speeches
by the leaders of major totalitarian regimes, but also addressing
propaganda within contemporary right-wing populism and western ideological
rhetoric. This book aims at bringing together researchers in the field of
ideology reproduction in order to better understand the underlying
mechanisms of speaker-favourable belief inculcation through language use.
The book covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives, from psychosocial
approaches and discourse analysis to semantics and cognitive linguistics
and pragmatics. The book’s central concern is to provide not only a
textbook with up-to-date information on the analysis of manipulation in
discourse but also a number of tools for the scholar, some of them being
developed within theories originally not designed to address belief-change
through language interpretation. Foreword by Frans van Eemeren.

Table of contents

Foreword: Preview by review
Frans H. van Eemeren

Louis de Saussure and Peter Schulz

Manipulation, memes and metaphors: The case of Mein Kampf
Paul Chilton

Morpho-syntactic and textual realizations as deliberate pragmatic
argumentative linguistic tools?
Paul Danler

Towards a typology of manipulative processes
Eddo Rigotti

Are manipulative texts 'coherent'? Manipulation, presuppositions and
Andrea Rocci

Manipulation and cognitive pragmatics: Preliminary hypotheses
Louis de Saussure

The role of misused concepts in manufacturing consent: A cognitive account
Nicholas Allott

Manipulation in the speeches and writings of Hitler and the NSDAP from a
cognitive pragmatics viewpoint
Regina Blass

An integrated approach to the analysis of participant roles in totalitarian
discourse: The case of Ceausescu's Agent roles
Cornelia Ilie

Racist manipulation within Austrian, German, Dutch, French and Italian
right-wing populism
Manfred Kienpointner

Intertextuality, mental spaces and the fall of a hero: Pinochet as a
developing topic
Carlos Inchaurralde

Stalinist vs. fascist propaganda: How much do they have in common?
Daniel Weiss

Press instructions as a tool to manipulate the public under the German Nazi
government — with an eye towards the German Democratic Republic
Jürgen Wilke

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227071
ISBN-13: 9789027227072
Pages: xvi, 312
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Europe EURO 115.00