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Title: Discourse, War and Terrorism
Edited By: Adam Hodges
Chad Nilep
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2024
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 24
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Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public
discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the
Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language
of the “war on terror” to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad
range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and
Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of
ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to
9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies
are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and
how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation
to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields
involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from
sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political
studies.

Table of contents

Table of contents, v–vi
Acknowledgements, vii–viii
Author affiliations, ix–x

Introduction: Discourse, war and terrorism
Adam Hodges and Chad Nilep, 1–18

“Emerging threats” and “coming dangers”: Claiming the future for preventive
war
Patricia L. Dunmire, 19–43

Enforcing justice, justifying force: America's justification of violence in
the New World Order
Annita Lazar and Michelle M. Lazar, 45–65

The narrative construction of identity: The adequation of Saddam Hussein
and Osama bin Laden in the "war on terror"
Adam Hodges, 67–87

Discourses of freedom: Gender and religion in US media coverage of the war
on Iraq
Katherine Lemons, 89–103

Arabs in the morning paper: A case of shifting identity
Gregory Ian Stoltz, 105–121

Visual discourses of war: Multimodal analysis of photographs of the Iraq
occupation
David Machin, 123–142

"Martyrs and terrorists, resistance and insurgency": Contextualizing the
exchange of terrorism discourses on Al-Jazeera
Becky Schulthies and Aomar Boum, 143–160

Between “us” and “them”: Two TV interviews with German chancellor Gerhard
Schröder in the run-up to the Iraq war
Annette Becker, 161–183

Discourse of war and terrorism in Serbia: "We were fighting the terrorists
already in Bosnia..."
Zala Volcic and Karmen Erjavec, 185–204

“Fear of terror attack persists”: Constructing fear in reports on terrorism
by international news agencies
Maija Stenvall, 205–222

The politics of fear: A critical inquiry into the role of violence in 21st
century politics
Matteo Stocchetti, 223–241

Index, 243–248

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789027206244
Pages: 248
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