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The Resource Political English : language and the decay of politics, Thomas Docherty

Political English : language and the decay of politics, Thomas Docherty

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Political English : language and the decay of politics
Title
Political English
Title remainder
language and the decay of politics
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Docherty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From post-truth politics to 'no-platforming' on university campuses, the English language has been both a potent weapon and a crucial battlefield for our divided politics. In this important and wide-ranging intervention, Thomas Docherty explores the politics of the English language, its implication in the dynamics of political power and the spaces it offers for dissent and resistance. From the authorised English of the King James Bible to the colonial project of University English Studies, this book develops a powerful history for contemporary debates about propaganda, free speech and truth-telling in our politics. Taking examples from the US, UK and beyond - from debates about the Second Amendment and free-speech on campus, to the Iraq War and the Grenfell Tower fire - this book is a powerful and polemical return to Orwell's observation that a degraded political language is intimately connected to an equally degraded political culture."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1955-
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Docherty, Thomas
Dewey number
320.01/4
Index
index present
LC call number
P119.3
LC item number
.D63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Language and languages
  • English language
  • Communication in politics
Label
Political English : language and the decay of politics, Thomas Docherty
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On truth and lying in a political sense
  • 5.
  • Words, deeds and democracy
  • 6.
  • Profanity and free speech
  • 7.
  • Remnants of dissent: Free speech, political silence and guilt
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • On pluck: English and money
  • 2.
  • English nativism and linguistic xenophobia
  • 3.
  • Fundamentalist English: The stiff upper lip
  • 4.
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MSTDDA5787897
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350101401
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Political English : language and the decay of politics, Thomas Docherty
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On truth and lying in a political sense
  • 5.
  • Words, deeds and democracy
  • 6.
  • Profanity and free speech
  • 7.
  • Remnants of dissent: Free speech, political silence and guilt
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • On pluck: English and money
  • 2.
  • English nativism and linguistic xenophobia
  • 3.
  • Fundamentalist English: The stiff upper lip
  • 4.
Control code
MSTDDA5787897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350101401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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