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Discourse Theory and Cultural Analysis: Media, Arts and Literature (Carpentier, Spinoy)

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Title: Discourse Theory and Cultural Analysis
Sub-title: Media, Arts and Literature
Editor(s): Nico Carpentier and Erik Spinoy
Publish Date: June 2008
Pages: 392
Format: Paper
This book fills the gap between discourse theory and cultural approaches and provides an innovative and interdisciplinary contribution to areas such as cultural studies; political science; literary, art, communication, and media studies; the Internet; and film studies. By strictly focusing on the discourse theory of Laclau and Mouffe, the authors have distilled a coherent volume out of a diversity of perspectives that offer important contributions to a wide range of academic discussions, fields, and disciplines.

Contents: Introduction: From the Political to the Cultural, Nico Carpentier and Erik Spinoy. MEDIA. Dichotomized Media Discourses of the War: The Construction of Self and the Enemy in the 2003 Iraq War, Nico Carpentier. Reading the New Horizon: The Role of Romanian Discourse in the 2004 Elections Power Shift, Henrietta Anisoara Serban. Embedded Identity Building in Chinese/Taiwanese English-Language Press Narratives, Lut Lams. ARTS/FILM. The Changing National Identity in Contemporary Mexican Cinema, Garman Martinez. Antagonism and Genre: Resistance, the Costume Romance, and the Ghost of Greek Communism, N.Y. Potamitis. Chilean Traumatized Identity: Discourse Theory and the Analysis of Visual Arts, Hernan Cuevas Valenzuela. ADS. A Discursive Style of "McJob": Putting Laclau, Mouffe and Bakhtin to Work, David M. Boje and Yue Cai. Deconstructing a Portuguese City: Cement, Advertising, and the Hegemony of "Green Growth", Anabela Carvalho. ICT. An(other) Enemy: The Representation of Otherness in Videogame Culture, Evangelos Intzides and George Prevedourakis The "Outside" Inside Us: Antagonisms and Identities in Taiwanese Online Gay Forums, Yow-Juin Wang. Downloading as Piracy: Discourse and the Political Economy of the Recording Industry, Benjamin de Cleen. LITERATURE. Agonism and Literary History, Stuart Sim. Literary Imaginaries: On Experiencing (In)determinancy in German Modernism, Sascha Bru. "These Really Incomprehensible Poems That Really Touch You": The Rise and Fall of the New Realist Discourse in Flemish Poetry, Erik Spinoy. Both Self and Other: The Construction of "Flanders" in National Socialist Literary Discourse, Ine Van Linthout. Author Index. Subject Index.

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