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Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse


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Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse publishes high quality original research monographs broadly in the area of critical discourse studies. It seeks theoretically innovative and empirically rigorous research that advances our critical understanding of the interrelations of discourse and social processes, including all aspects of power relations (such as maintenance and perpetuation of dominance; negotiations of power and resistance; as well as solidarity formations for group empowerment). The series supports interdisciplinary research, and welcomes investigations of new topics, domains, issues, frameworks and methods, as well as fresh perspectives on established ones, from a variety of international and cultural contexts. A broad understanding of "discourse" is adopted in the series to include systematic and explicit analyses of spoken/written language and other modes of semiosis (e.g. visual images, sounds, gestures and actions).

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Discourses of Global Queer Mobility and the Mediatization of Equality

Discourses of Global Queer Mobility and the Mediatization of Equality

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Joseph Comer
September 21, 2021

This book critically unpacks the why and how around everyday rhetorics and slogans promoting global LGBTQ equality. Examining the means by which particular discourses of progress and hope are circulated globally, it offers unique insights into how LGBTQ livelihoods, relationships, and social ...

Multimodal Legitimation Understanding and Analysing Political and Cultural Discourse

Multimodal Legitimation: Understanding and Analysing Political and Cultural Discourse

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rowan R. Mackay
September 08, 2021

This volume meditates on the various meanings of legitimation and expands on the notion that language can be used to gain or preserve it by demonstrating the added impact of other modes in specific examples of political and institutional discourse. The book draws on a multi-layered framework that ...

Discourses of the Arab Revolutions in Media and Politics

Discourses of the Arab Revolutions in Media and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stefanie Ullmann
August 23, 2021

Drawing on approaches from Critical Discourse Analysis, corpus linguistics, and cognitive linguistics, this book critically examines metaphorical language used in global media coverage and political statements on the events of the Arab Spring. The volume begins by summarizing key events of the ...

The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society

The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination: Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society

1st Edition

By Sol Rojas-Lizana
September 30, 2019

This book offers a way forward toward a better understanding of perceived discrimination from a critical discourse studies perspective. The volume begins with a discussion of quantitative studies on perceived discrimination across a range of disciplines and moves toward outlining the ways in which ...

Academic Irregularities Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education

Academic Irregularities: Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education

1st Edition

By Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
August 29, 2019

This volume serves as a critical examination of the discourses at play in the higher education system and the ways in which these discourses underpin the transmission of neoliberal values in 21st century universities. Situated within a Critical Discourse Analysis-based framework, the book also ...

Discourses of Denial The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor

Discourses of Denial: The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor

1st Edition

By Thomas A. Discenna
July 12, 2019

Discourses of Denial explores the myriad ways that the labor of those employed by universities is situated as somehow distinct from ordinary labor. Focusing on a variety of sites where academic labor is discursively constructed in popular consciousness including among the professoriate itself, its ...

Discourses of (De)Legitimization Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts

Discourses of (De)Legitimization: Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew S. Ross, Damian J. Rivers
October 22, 2018

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which digital communication facilitate and inform discourses of legitimization and delegitimization in contemporary participatory cultures. The book draws on multiple theoretical traditions from critical discourse analysis to allow for a ...

Discourse and Democracy Critical Analysis of the Language of Government

Discourse and Democracy: Critical Analysis of the Language of Government

1st Edition

By Michael Farrelly
April 25, 2018

In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations.  The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of ...

Discourses of Ideology and Identity Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests

1st Edition

By Chris Featherman
February 06, 2018

In this monograph, Chris Featherman adopts a discourse analytical approach to explore the ways in which social movement ideologies and identities are discursively constructed in new and old media. In the context of his argument, Featherman also considers current debates surrounding the role that ...

The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945

The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing: The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945

1st Edition

By Felicity Rash
December 06, 2016

In this monograph, Felicity Rash examines German colonialist texts through the lens of linguistics, using multiple analytic approaches in order to contribute to the study of ideological discourse. Focusing on texts from Germany’s colonial period during the Second Reich, the book describes the ...

Language and Masculinities Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

1st Edition

Edited By Tommaso M. Milani
April 21, 2016

This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof’s 1997 volume. Overall, the chapters are linked together by a critical analytical ...

Analysing Fascist Discourse European Fascism in Talk and Text

Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Wodak, John E. Richardson
June 23, 2015

This book focuses primarily on continuities and discontinuities of fascist politics as manifested in discourses of post-war European countries. Many traumatic pasts in Europe are linked to the experience of fascist and national-socialist regimes in the 20th century and to related colonial and ...

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