Linguistics: Book Series

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).

  • The Discourse of Perceived Discrimination

    Perspectives from Contemporary Australian Society, 1st Edition

    By Sol Rojas-Lizana

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30
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  • Academic Irregularities

    Language and Neoliberalism in Higher Education, 1st Edition

    By Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29
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  • Discourses of Denial

    The Rhetoric of American Academic Labor, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Discenna

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
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  • Discourses of (De)Legitimization

    Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew S. Ross, Damian J. Rivers

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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  • Discourse and Democracy

    Critical Analysis of the Language of Government, 1st Edition

    By Michael Farrelly

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
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  • Discourses of Ideology and Identity

    Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests, 1st Edition

    By Chris Featherman

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
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  • The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writing

    The German Colonial Idea and Africa, 1848-1945, 1st Edition

    By Felicity Rash

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
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  • Language and Masculinities

    Performances, Intersections, Dislocations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tommaso M. Milani

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
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  • Analysing Fascist Discourse

    European Fascism in Talk and Text, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Wodak, John E. Richardson

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
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  • Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change

    Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Tom Bartlett

    In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
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  • Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust

    The Concept of the Body Politic, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Musolff

    This book is the first to provide a cognitive analysis of the function of biological/medical metaphors in National Socialist racist ideology and their background in historical traditions of Western political theory. Its main arguments are that the metaphor of the German nation as a body that needed…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
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  • Language and the Market Society

    Critical Reflections on Discourse and Dominance, 1st Edition

    By Gerlinde Mautner

    Language plays a central role in creating and sustaining the market society—a society, that is, in which market exchange is no longer simply a process, but an all-encompassing social principle. The social domains affected include education, politics and religion. Around the world, government…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
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  • Framing Discourse on the Environment

    A Critical Discourse Approach, 1st Edition

    By Richard Alexander

    In this study, Richard Alexander presents a series of original and empirically based case studies of the language and discourse involved in the discussion of environmental and ecological issues. Relying upon a variety of different text types and genres – including company websites,…

    Paperback – 2011-01-06
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