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Discourse, war and terrorism [electronic resource] / edited by Adam Hodges, Chad Nilep.

Contributor(s): Hodges, Adam | Nilep, Chad.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture: v. 24.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, c2007Description: 1 online resource (vi, 248 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027292681 (electronic bk.); 902729268X (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Journal of language and politics. Subject(s): September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 | War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 | Critical discourse analysis | HISTORY -- Modern -- 21st CenturyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Discourse, war and terrorism.DDC classification: 909.83/1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Discourse, War and Terrorism; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Author affiliations; Introduction; "Emerging threats" and "coming dangers"; Enforcing justice, justifying force; The narrative construction of identity; Discourses of freedom; Arabs in the morning paper; Visual discourses of war; "Martyrs and terrorists, resistance and insurgency"; Between "us" and "them"; Discourse of war and terrorism in Serbia; "Fear of terror attack persists"; The politics of fear; Index; The series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture.
Summary: Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the "war on terror" to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined a.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The book series complements the Journal of Language and Politics, edited by Ruth Wodak and Paul Chilton"--P. [ii].

Discourse, War and Terrorism; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Author affiliations; Introduction; "Emerging threats" and "coming dangers"; Enforcing justice, justifying force; The narrative construction of identity; Discourses of freedom; Arabs in the morning paper; Visual discourses of war; "Martyrs and terrorists, resistance and insurgency"; Between "us" and "them"; Discourse of war and terrorism in Serbia; "Fear of terror attack persists"; The politics of fear; Index; The series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture.

Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the "war on terror" to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined a.

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