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Title Discourse analysis and austerity : critical studies from economics and linguistics / edited by Kate Power, Tanweer Ali, Eva Lebdušková
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 253
Routledge frontiers of political economy ; 253
Contents Intro; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Interdisciplinary* approaches to austerity discourses: A case study in why and how economists...; Part I Approaching austerity through discourse; 1 Deep interdisciplinarity and responses to crisis; Systems; Deep interdisciplinarity; Semiotics: Saussure; Political economy disciplines and Marx; Conclusion; References
2 Austerity and the eclipse of economic alternatives: The theoretical terrain of neoliberal economic crisis narrativesThe legacy of the Great Depression: Framing austerity and economic possibility; Crisis discourse reprise: Austerity in the wake of the economic and financial crisis of 2008; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II Historical perspective; 3 Austerity in the Commons: A corpus critical analysis of austerity and its surrounding grammatical context in Hansard ...; 1. Sociopolitical keywords; 2. Methods, frameworks and theoretical considerations; Corpus Linguistics
2008-2017: The debate on the neoliberal State3. 2008 onwards. A re-narration: Double bind tactic; 4. Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 5 Discourses of crisis and representation of Greece in a period of austerity; The discursive construction of crisis in media political discourse; Greece in the international press; Methodology and data; Prominent discourses in The Spectator; Representations of Greeks and Greece in The Spectator; Prominent discourses in New Statesman; Representations of Greeks and Greece in New Statesman; Discussion; Conclusion; Notes; References
Constructing equivalenceConstructing opposites; 9. Conclusions; Notes; References; 4 'Less State' in austerity: A concept masking the central agent of neoliberal policies; 1. Definitions, theoretical background and method of analysis; Definitions; Theoretical background; Method of analysis; 2. The case studies: Austerity in the near past, in the recent past, and the more-or-less 'now'; 1975-1983: Dictatorship, 'strong State,' and the silencing of alternatives; 1983-1990: Inflation and monetary instability; 1990-2008: Financialization, deregulation, and central planning of the mess
Critical stylisticsCombining corpus linguistics and critical stylistics; 3. Data and methodology; 4. Austerity, its roots and revivals; 5. Frequencies of austerity across Hansard 1803-2015; 6. How austerity is named; NP + preposition + austerity; [pre-modifier +] austerity + noun (Table 3.3); Unmodified austerity; pre-modifier + austerity; austerity + post-modifier; Hyphenated austerity; 7. How austerity behaves; Cases where austerity is being described; Cases where austerity is doing something; Cases where unmodified austerity does something; 8. Equating and contrasting austerity
Summary In the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, governments around the developed world coordinated policy moves to stimulate economic activity and avert a depression. In subsequent years, however, cuts to public expenditure, or austerity, have become the dominant narrative in public debate on economic policy. This unique collaboration between economists and linguists examines manifestations of the discourses of austerity as these have played out in media, policy and academic settings across Europe and the Americas. Adopting a critical perspective, it seeks to elucidate the discursive and argumentation strategies used to consolidate austerity as the dominant economic policy narrative of the twenty-first century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Kate Power is a lecturer in Management Communication at the University of Queensland Business School, Australia. A critical discourse analyst with particular interest in interdisciplinarity, she has published linguistic analyses of both religious and economic discourses. Tanweer Ali is a lecturer in finance and economics with Empire State College, SUNY. His research interests are in corporate governance and the application of linguistic methods to economic questions. He has guest edited two special editions of On The Horizon, focused on language and economics. Eva Lebdueśkovâa is a PhD candidate at the J.E. Purkyneé University in âUstâi nad Labem. In addition she holds a senior administrative position with the Charles University in Prague. Her main field of research is in linguistics, and she has published a number of articles on the use of language in economic discourse
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Economics -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Ali, Tanweer, editor
Lebduková, Eva, editor
Power, Kate (Katherine Anne), editor
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