A cultural-innovation-seeking platform in discourse and communication studies, the Cultural Discourse Studies Series proceeds from the notion of human communication as consisting in culturally diversified and competing discourses and aims to deconstruct disciplinary ethnocentrism on the one hand and develop culturally conscious and critical approaches to human communication on the other hand. Ultimately, the series is dedicated to the scholarly cause of enhancing cultural coexistence, harmony and prosperity.
Persuasive Genres Old and New Media
Popularizing Japanese TV The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse
By Sujata S. Kathpalia
September 30, 2021
This book provides an analysis of persuasive genres in the domain of media, ranging from traditional to new media genres on the Internet. Kathpalia provides a layered analysis of a family of persuasive genres at the functional, semantic and linguistic levels and a reconceptualization of genres as...
By Hakan Ergül
November 05, 2018
Over the past years, the view has emerged that Japanese TV is dominated by an infotainment mode of discourse. The book extends this view, detailing and interpreting the cultural, economic, and emotional dimensions of this communication phenomenon from an ethnographic perspective. It examines the ...
By Juan Eduardo Bonnin
July 03, 2018
This book is the result of years of fieldwork at a public hospital located in an immigrant neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It focuses on the relationships between diversity and inequality in access to mental healthcare through the discourse practices, tactics and strategies deployed by ...
By Elie Friedman, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
October 30, 2017
How can irregular political situations, which impact the lives of millions, become normalized? Specifically, within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how can 50 years of Israeli control over the Occupied Territories become accepted within Israeli society as a normal, possibly even ...
By Adriana Bolívar
October 19, 2017
We are witnessing the collapse of democracies in many parts of the world and a general tendency to the resurgence of right-wing and left-wing populisms led by authoritarian leaders. This book centres on the political dialogue in one of these democracies. The focus is on Venezuela, the rich Latin ...
By Shi-xu, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, María Laura Pardo
May 03, 2016
Against the backdrop of overwhelming discourse scholarship emanating from the Western cosmopolitan centres, this volume offers a development-centred approach to unfamiliar, marginalized or otherwise disadvantaged discourses of the Third World or the Global South. Written by leading researchers ...