Critical Approaches to Contemporary Politics
Populist Discourse brings together experts from both linguistics and political science to analyse the language of populist leaders and the media's representation of populism in different temporal, geographical and ideological contexts, including Nazi Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Greece, the UK, the US and South America. With 17 contributions split into four sections, Populist Discourse covers a variety of approaches such as corpus-based discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and political perspectives, making it a timely dissection for students and researchers working in linguistics, political science and communication.
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INTRODUCTION: UNRAVELLING POPULIST DISCOURSE
Part I: POPULISM, POLITICS AND COMMUNICATION
1 - The Politics of Authenticity in Populist Discourse: rhetorical analysis of a parliamentary speech by Podemos
Enrique Arroyas Langa and Victoria Fernández Ilundain
2 - The rising of populist parties in Italy: techno-populism between neo-liberalism and direct democracy
Emiliana De Blasio and Michele Sorice
3 - Rewriting the news: the amphibious relationship between populist Podemos and print media in Spain
4 - Populism and the media factor: a comparative perspective on the Portuguese presidential candidates
Paula do Espírito Santo and Rita Figueiras
5 - Populist discourse in the 21st century: the definition of otherness on Twitter in the cases of Spain, Bolivia and Venezuela
Javier Garcia-Marín and Óscar G. Luengo
Part II: A CORPUS-BASED DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF POPULISM
6 - Us vs. them: polarisation and populist discourses in the online electoral campaign in Spain
Ana Ruiz-Sánchez and Manuel Alcántara-Plá
7 - Imagining the people in UKIP and Labour
8 - For the many, not the few: a transitivity analysis of Labour's 2017 manifesto as a driving force for promoting a populist Britain
9 - Little old UK voting Brexit and some Austrian friends: a corpus-driven analysis of the 2016 UK right-wing tabloid discourse
10 - Disability in the populist press: An investigation of British tabloids
Maria Cristina Nisco
11 - Speculations about the future: populism and climate change in news discourse
Katherine E. Russo
Part III: RHETORIC, CRITICAL DISCOUSE ANALYSIS AND POPULISM
12 - Populist metaphorical utterances
John Keating and Belén Soria
13 - Populismus and aestheticisation in Nazi rhetoric
Christina Holgado-Sáez and Leopoldo La Rubia-Prado
14 - Donald Trump is a Conqueror: how the cognitive analysis of Trump's discourse reveals his worldview
15 - Left-wing populist discourses in the Greek press
16 - New politics and the voice of the people. A study of populist language in Spanish political discourse: the case of Podemos
Francisco José Sánchez García
17 - Metaphors portraying right-wing politician Geert Wilders in Dutch political cartoons
Charles Forceville and Nataša van de Laar
Encarnación Hidalgo-Tenorio works as a full professor in English linguistics at the University of Granada, Spain.
Miguel-Ángel Benítez-Castro is a lecturer in English Language and TEFL at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Francesca De Cesare is an associate professor in Spanish Language and Translation Studies at the University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italy.
"This is a timely and significant collection that probes the most disturbing and dangerous political phenomenon of our civilisation. Anyone concerned about the resurgence of populism and nationalism will benefit from the insights of the contributors to this volume. Understanding what is going on is but a first step, but a crucial one."
Paul Chilton, Lancaster University, UK
"In general, this volume offers an attractive selection of studies centered on populist politics and the representations of populism in a variety of countries. One particular merit of the book is that the chapters are short, highly focused in scope, and easy to read."
Ricardo Jiménez-Yáñez, Discourse & Society 32(4)