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Language and Globalization - Norman Fairclough

Language and Globalization

Hardcover Published: 25th October 2006
ISBN: 9780415317665
Number Of Pages: 186

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This book uses critical discourse analysis to investigate relations between discourse and other dimensions (economic, political, social and cultural) of contemporary processes of globalization, and the effects that discourse has on globalization. It uses an innovative approach which combines critical discourse analysis with "cultural" political economy to develop a new theory of the relationship between discourse and other dimensions of globalization, and it shows how analysis of texts can be coherently integrated within political economic analysis. There are chapters on the globalization and Europeanization of nation-states, the relationship between the real processes of globalization and discourses of globalization, the impact of the media on globalization and the strategies of people in local communities to adapt to globalization or resist its negative effects. The book focuses on "globalism" as the dominant neo-liberal discourse of globalization and includes a chapter which interprets the "war on terror" as part of global strategy. Examples are drawn from a variety of different countries including the USA, Britain, Romania, Hungary and Thailand, and discussion of these examples includes analysis of specific texts.

'This is an extremely rich, immensely persuasive and utterly compelling piece of substantive political and linguistic analysis. It shows, as well as anything I have read in years, the power of genuinely interdisciplinary research and should be required reading for political analysts and critical linguists alike.' - Colin Hay, University of Birmingham, UK

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Globalization and language: review of academic literaturep. 14
My approach to globalization and languagep. 27
Discourses of globalizationp. 39
Re-scaling the nation-statep. 64
The media, mediation and globalizationp. 97
Globalization from belowp. 121
Globalization, war and terrorismp. 140
Conclusionp. 162
Referencesp. 174
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ISBN: 9780415317665
ISBN-10: 0415317665
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 25th October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.0  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1