Populist Discourse

International Perspectives

Editors: Macaulay, Marcia (Ed.)

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  • Explores different manifestations of populism in a range of national and international contexts
  • Integrates linguistic and ideological analysis of populism as a phenomenon in contemporary politics
  • Analyses aspects of populist discourse including notions of ‘the people’, the role of the charismatic leader, and manipulation of medium (especially television)
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This edited collection draws on case studies from around the world to shed light on the sometimes contentious topic of populism. Examining diverse contexts including North America, Latin America, Europe, New Zealand, and Russia, the authors employ different approaches to populist discourse to analyse key notions in populism such as ‘the people’ and ‘the heartland’ as well as the exploitation of medium and narrative. Each of the chapters in this book explores an aspect of the way in which populism constructs a political reality, with reference to such high-profile examples as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, the Scottish National Party, Hugo Chávez, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, and Winston Peters. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of both discourse analysis and political science.  


About the authors

Marcia Macaulay is Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at York University, Canada. She is the author of Processing Varieties in English: An Examination of Oral and Written Speech Across Genres (1990), as well as articles on speech act theory, stylistics, and political discourse. She was also co-editor of Pragmatics and Context (2012).  She has most recently published on politeness in political interviews.

Reviews

“This new volume collects together exciting analyses of the populist construction of the people, from New Zealand to Scotland, and Russia to North and South America. Recommended reading for anyone who is interested in how populist discourse works.” (Lasse Thomassen, Queen Mary, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • A Short Introduction to Populism

    Pages 1-26

    Macaulay, Marcia

  • Representing the People: Claiming the Heartland in Scottish Election Manifestos

    Pages 27-58

    Breeze, Ruth

  • Hugo Chávez’s Contemporary Latin American Populist Discourse

    Pages 59-87

    Gualda, Ricardo

  • Self and Other Metaphors as Facilitating Features of Populist Style in Diplomatic Discourse: A Case Study of Obama and Putin’s Speeches

    Pages 89-123

    Arcimavičienė, Liudmila

  • An Untrustworthy Entertainer: Populist Identities in the Voices of New Zealand Voters

    Pages 125-164

    Woodhams, Jay M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Populist Discourse
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Marcia Macaulay
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97388-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97388-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97387-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 220
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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