Political English

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2019-08-08

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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.

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Genre: Literary theory

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781350101401

Additional Information

Genre: Literary theory

Collection: Bloomsbury Academic

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781350101401

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