Imagining the peoples of Europe : populist discourses across the political spectrum
- edited by Jan Zienkowski, Ruth Breeze.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
- Physical description
- vi, 378 pages ; 23 cm.
- Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; v. 83.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction : Imagining populism and the peoples of Europe / Jan Zienkowski and Ruth Breeze
- The populist political logic and the analysis of the discursive construction of 'the people' and 'the elite' / Benjamin De Cleen
- A dialogue on populism? : A study of intellectual discourse about populism in the Brexit debate in Italy and the UK / Chiara Degano and Federico Sicurella
- European populism(s) as a counter-hegemonic discourse? : The rise of Podemos and M5S in the wake of the crisis / Arthur Borriello and Samuele Mazzolini
- Islamic conservative populism in Turkey : The case of the AKP / Hayriye Özen
- The articulation of 'the people' in the discourse of Podemos / Nicolina Montesano Montessori and Esperanza Morales-López
- Building left-wing populism in Denmark : Moving far away from the right / Óscar García Agustín
- Performing 'the people'? : The populist style of politics in the German PEGIDA-movement / Andreas Önnerfors
- The discursive construction of the people in European political discourse : Semantics and pragmatics of a contested concept in German, French, and British parliamentary debates / Naomi Truan
- Standing up for 'real people' : UKIP, the Brexit, and discursive strategies on Twitter / Samuel Bennett
- "The people" in the discourse of the Romanian government and opposition : Between populism and the quest for democracy / Raluca Mihaela Levonian
- The Volk ('people') and its modes of representation by Alternative für Deutschland-AfD ('Alternative for Germany') / Miguel Ayerbe Linares
- Measuring people-centrism in populist political discourse : A linguistic approach / Maarten van Leeuwen
- Populist discursive strategies surrounding the immigration quota referendum in Hungary / Peter Furko
- Concluding remarks : Appealing to the people / Ruth Breeze and Jan Zienkowski
The political landscape in Europe is currently going through a phase of rapid change. New actors and movements that claim to represent 'the will of the people' are attracting considerable public attention, with dramatic consequences for election outcomes. This volume explores the new political order with a particular focus on discursive constructions of 'the people' and the category of populism across the spectrum. It shows how a unitary representation of 'the people' is a central element in a vast range of very diverse political discourses today, acting to anchor identities and project antagonisms in a multitude of settings. The chapters in this book explore commonality and contrast in representations of 'the people' in both radical and mainstream political movements, looking in depth at recent political discourses in the European sphere. The authors draw on approaches ranging from Essex-style discourse theory over critical discourse studies, corpus analysis and linguistic pragmatics, to investigate how historically situated categories such as the people and populism become fixed through local linguistic, textual and narrative practices as well as through wider ideological and discursive patterns.
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- Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture (DAPSAC) ; Volume 83
- 9789027203489 hardcover
- 9027203482 hardcover
- 9789027262257 electronic book
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