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Title: The Soft Power of War
Edited By: Lilie Chouliaraki
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 3
Description:

This book, which was originally published as a Special Issue of 'Journal of
Language & Politics' (4:1, 2005), takes the war in Iraq as an exemplary
case through which to demonstrate the changing nature of contemporary
power. The book convincingly argues that the effective study of
international politics depends today upon our understanding of the
interplay between hard (military, economic) and soft (symbolic) power. One
might say, between the politics of territory, guns or money and the
language of narrating the world in coherent and persuasive stories.
Bringing together different strands of discourse analysis with social,
historical and, to an extent, political analysis, all contributions seek to
illustrate the ways in which a variety of public genres, from political
speeches to computer games and from educational material to newspaper
reports, produce influential knowledge about the war and shape the ethical
and political premises upon which the legitimacy of this war and a 'vision'
of the emergent world order rests.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027222339
ISBN-13: 9789027222336
Pages: 161
Prices: U.S. $ 108