Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World (New edition)

Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World (New edition)

By: Yusuf Kalyango Jr (editor), Monika Weronika Kopytowska (editor)Hardback

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This volume draws on issues and cases from more than 20 countries to provide empirical evidence and theoretical insights into why discourse matters. Covering a wide range of concepts and topical issues, contributors from media studies, journalism, and linguistics address the following key questions: Why and how does discourse matter pertaining to identity in a mediatized world? Who makes discourse and identity matter, for what reason, in what way, and with what consequences? The volume provokes a new proposition that it is necessary to go beyond the safe havens of disciplinary strongholds with familiar terminology, methodology, and questions to address future inquiries into discourse and identity from a combination of linguistics and journalistic media studies.

About Author

Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. (PhD, University of Missouri) is Director of the Institute for International Journalism and Associate Professor of Journalism in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He is author of African Media and Democratization (Lang, 2011) and editor of the International Communication Research Journal (ICD-AEJMC), effective August 2014. Monika Weronika Kopytowska (PhD, University of Lodz, Poland) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pragmatics at the University of Lodz. She is co-editor of Lodz Papers in Pragmatics and associate editor of CADAAD Journal.


Contents: Paul Chilton: Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World - Monika Weronika Kopytowska/Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.: Introduction: Discourse, Identity, and the Public Sphere - Mei Li Lean/Maya Khemlani David: Media Discourse as a Double-Edged Sword in Ethnic Integration - Li Zeng/Zhiwen Xiao/Khalat Tahat: Terrorism and Middle East Identity on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya Websites - Laura Filardo-Llamas/Elena Gonzalez-Cascos Jimenez: Memory and Identity in the Public Sphere: Northern Irish Murals - Enakshi Roy: Identity, Discourse and Cultural Signifiers in Indian Game Shows - Monika Weronika Kopytowska: Pictures in Our Heads: Crisis, Conflict and Drama - Godwin Etse Sikanku/Margaret Ivy Amoakohene: Media Discourse of President Barack Obama in Sub-Saharan Africa - Yusuf Kalyango Jr./Jared Henderson: New York Times Rhetorical Discourse Framing of Two Gadhafian Proteges - Kate Azuka Omenugha: Reading Images: African Women in the British News - Bryan McLaughlin/Hemant Shah: Agent of Change or Compromise? Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign - Jared Henderson/Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.: The Ideology of Sexuality in Media Discourse and Text - Ashley D. Furrow: Framing Discourse and the Collective Memory of College Athletics - Christopher Hutton: "Soft" and "Hard" Theories of Identity: Orientalism, Aryanism, and Race - Piotr Cap: Proximization, Threat Construction, and Symbolic Distancing in Political Discourse - Padmini Banerjee/Myna German: Religious-Ethnic Identities in Multicultural Societies: Identity in the Global Age - Majid Khosravi Nik: Critical Discourse Analysis, Power, and New Media Discourse - Bob Hodge: Discourse Analysis and the Challenge of Identities - Monika Weronika Kopytowska: Discourse Matters: Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433123900
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9781433123900
  • weight: 690
  • ISBN10: 1433123908
  • edition: New edition

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