Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament - Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 72 (Hardback)Jennifer E. Cheng (author)
Hardback 204 Pages / Published: 13/11/2017
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Anti-racist Discourse on Muslims in the Australian Parliament examines anti-racist discourse in contemporary Australian politics, in particular, how politicians contest and challenge racism against a minority group that does not constitute a traditional `race'. Using critical discourse analysis, this book firstly deconstructs the racist, xenophobic and discriminatory arguments against Muslims. Secondly, it highlights the anti-racist counter-discourse to these arguments. Since blatantly racist statements are less common nowadays, the book focuses on manifestations of `culturalist racism'. It does this by investigating how talk about Muslims positions them as not Australian or as not belonging to Australia - the book takes such `discursive exclusion from the nation' as one of the most widespread forms of `culturalist racism' in Western liberal-democracies. In addition to contributing to the theoretical discussion on the relationship between Muslims, racism and anti-racism, the book expands on methods that apply critical discourse analysis and the discourse-historical approach by providing a practical guide to analysing anti-racist political discourses.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 540 g
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