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Author Esposito, Eleonora, author.

Title Politics, ethnicity and the postcolonial nation : a critical analysis of political discourse in the Caribbean / Eleonora Esposito
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 207 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture (DAPSAC), 1569-9463 ; volume 93
Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; v. 93.
Contents Ethnicity, nationalism and the political process in Trinidad and Tobago -- Theory and methods for a multimodal critique of political discourse -- The leader -- The party -- The nation
Summary "This book explores the politics of ethnicity and nationalism in the Caribbean from a critical discourse-analytical perspective. Focusing on political communication in Trinidad and Tobago, it offers unique socio-political insights into one of the most complex and diverse countries of the Archipelago. Through a detailed reconstruction of Kamla Persad-Bissessar's 2010 victorious run for office, this book offers ample empirical evidence of the multimodal discursive strategies that held the key to the success of the first woman PM candidate and her inter-ethnic coalition bid to overcome political tribalism in the country. In parallel, it explores the implications and challenges of the postcolonial Trinbagonian national project, caught between pluralism and creolization. Through its innovative, context-dependent and interdisciplinary CDS approach, this book breaks new ground in Caribbean Studies while at the same time broadening the horizons of the Euro-American tradition of Political Discourse Studies to address the complexities of global postcoloniality"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 19, 2021)
SUBJECT Persad-Bissessar, Kamla, 1952-
Persad-Bissessar, Kamla, 1952- fast (OCoLC)fst01970284
Subject Communication in politics -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Case studies
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Case studies
Critical discourse analysis -- Trinidad and Tobago
Women politicians -- Trinidad and Tobago
Political campaigns -- Trinidad and Tobago
Elections -- Trinidad and Tobago
Postcolonialism -- Trinidad and Tobago
Communication in politics.
Critical discourse analysis.
Ethnic relations.
Political campaigns.
Politics and government.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Women politicians.
SUBJECT Trinidad and Tobago -- Ethnic relations
Trinidad and Tobago -- Politics and government -- 1962-
Subject Trinidad and Tobago.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021002693
ISBN 9789027259981