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Democracy in contemporary Egyptian political discourse [electronic resource] / Michele Durocher Dunne.

By: Dunne, Michele Durocher.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture: v. 6.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, c2003Description: 1 online resource (ix, 178 p.).ISBN: 9789027294760 (electronic bk.); 9027294763 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- Egypt | Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1981- | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Democracy in contemporary Egyptian political discourse.DDC classification: 320.962/09/048 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourse; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Political talk as mediated discourse; Chapter 3 Situating the Discourse; Chapter 4 Identities under construction; Chapter 6 Conclusion; References; Appendix A Transliteration and transcription key; Appendix B Excerpt from Mubarak speech; Appendix C Excerpt from Mubarak speech delivered; Appendix D September petition text; Appendix E Excerpts from two articles by Fahmi Huwaydi.
Summary: When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the texts themselves, using tools from anthropology, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics -- a method with broad applicability to political discourse generally. Taking off from the premise that all discourse is based in social interaction, this book demonst.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Appendix contains excerpts from speeches and articles in Arabic followed by an English translation.

Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourse; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Political talk as mediated discourse; Chapter 3 Situating the Discourse; Chapter 4 Identities under construction; Chapter 6 Conclusion; References; Appendix A Transliteration and transcription key; Appendix B Excerpt from Mubarak speech; Appendix C Excerpt from Mubarak speech delivered; Appendix D September petition text; Appendix E Excerpts from two articles by Fahmi Huwaydi.

When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the texts themselves, using tools from anthropology, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics -- a method with broad applicability to political discourse generally. Taking off from the premise that all discourse is based in social interaction, this book demonst.

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