Singing, Speaking and Writing Politics: South African political discourses (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 65)

Singing, Speaking and Writing Politics: South African political discourses (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 65)

By: Mirjana N. Dedaic (editor)Hardback

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The discourses of the post-apartheid South Africa embody symbols of change and promises of new lessons in history. This is the first volume that brings together analyses of a variety of discourses produced in South Africa through which we follow the evolution of transitional processes in the country's political institutions and in the opinions of its populace. The book offers to the reader a visit to the Parliament, a peek into the internet forums, analyses of the country's official papers and speeches, and the media accounts. Through all these discourses we see the burning questions - "Who Are We Now?" and "Who Do We Want To Be?" - being repetitively examined and identities cross-formed while the country deals with new, post-apartheid challenges, as well as successes.


1. Acknowledgements; 2. Politics and discourse in South Africa (by Dedaic, Mirjana N.); 3. Mandela speaks to the nation: The use of metalingual mitigation markers to unify the audience (by Dedaic, Mirjana N.); 4. Black-boxing and the politics of parliamentary oversight in South Africa (by Sieborger, Ian); 5. To be or not to be 'African': Discursive race politics in a South African online forum (by Rudwick, Stephanie); 6. De- and recontextualising xenophobia: discursive representations of non-nationals in the tabloid Daily Sun during attacks on immigrants in April -May 2008 (by Els, Carla); 7. "Xenophobia is an African sickness; a greater African disease": Contesting dominant migrant discourse through opposing metaphors (by Crymble, Leigh); 8. From sexual deviants to politically emancipated queers: Changing representations of gay and lesbian identities in South Africa (by McCormick, Tracey Lee); 9. 'Mother of the nation': Representations of womanhood in the South African media (by Hunt, Sally); 10. Trade unions in South Africa and the discourse of the neoliberal state (by Ortu, Claudia); 11. Emzabalazweni: Singing the language of struggle, past and present (by Cherry, Janet); 12. Contributors; 13. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027206565
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 251
  • ID: 9789027206565
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 9027206562

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