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Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse

Kranert, Michael; Horan, Geraldine


Michael Kranert

Geraldine Horan


Michael Kranert

Geraldine Horan


This edited volume explores the discursive, performative and mediated dimensions of contemporary political discourse. The strengths of the volume are manifold: it contains cutting edge interdisciplinary research on political discourses by international authors (UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark) in political science, discourse linguistic and social interaction research. The contributions represent a wide range of methodological approaches to political discourse, analyzing a broad variety of genres, some of which have been less analyzed to-date, for example Wikipedia articles in combination with their discussion pages or the interaction between politicians and voters in the constituency office of a British Member of Parliament. The contributions also focus on political discourses of high and relevant topicality, such as EU membership of Britain, populism, migration and xenophobia, terrorism and narratives in international relations.

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Oct 17, 2017
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2017
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Series Title Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Series ISSN 1569-9463
Book Title Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse
Chapter Number 17
ISBN 9789027201935
Keywords Politics, discourse,
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