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The Language and Politics of Exclusion

The Language and Politics of Exclusion
Others in Discourse

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Volume: 25

March 1997 | 301 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This new volume brings together articles that apply critical discourse analysis to texts and speech that contributes to the marginalization of minority groups. Studying both the fine details of language use and the political values implicated by word choice, the contributors examine how an "us versus them" division is played out in a wide array of cultural settings. Among the groups considered are immigrants in Western Europe, African Americans, African Canadians, Mexican Natives, Jews in Austria, and Muslims in Europe and North America. Examples of everyday speech through which prejudice is conveyed include advertising, parliamentary debate, travel literature, newspaper articles, the law, autobiography, and even classroom discourse. Collectively, the chapters make a strong and original case for the values of linguistic perspective in the study of prejudice and social inequity. The Language and Politics of Exclusion demonstrates, especially to such disciplines as sociology, journalism, and communication the ways in which discourses can marginalize others. Students and professionals will gain insight into this problem and ideally, learn the self-monitoring skills necessary to prevent this from happening. This book's in-depth look into the issue helps to lead the way.

Stephen Harold Riggins
The Rhetoric of Othering
Teun A van Dijk
Political Discourse and Racism
Describing Others in Western Parliaments

Ruth Wodak
'Das Ausland' and Antisemitic Discourse
The Discursive Construction of the Other

Teresa Carbó
Who Are They? The Rhetoric of Institutional Policies towards the Indigenous Population of Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Jane Helleiner and Bohdan Szuchewycz
Discourses of Exclusion
The Irish Press and the Travelling People

Philomena Essed
Racial Intimidation
Socio-Political Implications of the Usage of Racist Slurs

Karim H Karim
The Historical Resilience of Primary Stereotypes
Core Images of the Muslim Other

Michael Hoechsmann
Benetton Culture
Marketing Difference to the New Global Consumer

George J Sefa Dei
Afrocentricity and Inclusive Curriculum
Is There a Connection or a Contradiction?

William E Conklin
The Assimilation of the Other within a Master Discourse
Roxanne Rimstead
Subverting Poor Me
Negative Constructions of Identity in Poor and Working-Class Women's Autobiographies


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