Discourse and Conflict

Analysing Text and Talk of Conflict, Hate and Peace-building

Editors: Chiluwa, Innocent (Ed.)

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  • Identifies a research gap between examples of radical disagreement and most forms of discourse analysis across the social sciences
  • Showcases how approaches in discourse analysis may advance research into media and political language within the context of conflict and conflict resolution
  • Understands "conflict" as synonymous with war and defined in terms of opposing interests that graduate from disagreement to hostility or aggression between groups
  • Includes a Preface by Teun A. van Dijk
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This edited book analyses the relationship between discourse and conflict, exploring both how language may be used to promote conflict and also how it is possible to avoid or mitigate conflict through tactical use of language. Bringing together contributions from both established scholars and emerging voices in the fields of Discourse Analysis and Conflict Studies, it argues for a discourse approach to making sense of conflict and disagreement in the modern world. ‘Conflict’ is understood here as having a national or global focus and consequences, and includes verbal aggression and hate speech, as well as physical confrontation between political and ethnic groups or states over values, claims to status, power and resources. Themes explored in the volume include the language of conflict, hate speech in online and offline media, and discourse and peace-building, and the chapters examine various national contexts, including Lithuania, Brazil, Belgium, North Macedonia, Sri Lanka, the USA and Afghanistan. The chapters cover conflict-related topics within the fields of Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Media Studies, and Applied Linguistics, and the book will be of interest to students, researchers and experts in these and related fields, as well as professionals in conflict and peace-building/peace-keeping.

About the authors

Innocent Chiluwa is Professor of English Linguistics and Media/Digital Communications in the Department of Languages and General Studies at Covenant University, Nigeria. He is is a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) (Bonn), and a visiting Professor in the Department of English at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has published books and edited volumes in media studies, social media and society, discourse and conflict studies and deception studies.

Reviews

“This book needs to be in the hands of anybody who is, has been, or is going to be a practitioner and/or theoretician working in the vast terrain where the struggle for individual freedom, joined with collective collaboration, is going on. In particular, this collection singles out some of the most vulnerable sections and notable flashpoints of contended zones in that struggle, and places itself where it is most needed: the emancipation and strengthening of the most seriously underprivileged and oppressed participants.”

-Jacob L. Mey, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern Denmark

“This collection presents an impressive line-up of up-to-date case studies on conflict rhetoric, covering several major world regions and assembling an equally diverse range of contributors. The perceptive analyses on display here deserve a wide hearing in the international community of discourse analysts and scholars of conflict and peace studies.”

-Christian Mair, University of Freiburg, Germany

“This is a fantastic and timely contribution to the field. It has a unique multi-level approach to discourses of conflict, and its focus on resolution. The book enjoys a truly international cast of lively contributors.”

-Gwen Bouvier, Zhejiang University, China

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Discourse, Conflict and Conflict Resolution

    Pages 1-15

    Chiluwa, Innocent

  • Taking Radical Disagreement Seriously: Filling the Discourse Analytic Gap in the Study of Intractable Asymmetric Conflicts

    Pages 19-50

    Ramsbotham, Oliver

  • Language in the Service of Lawfare: The “Working Definition of Antisemitism” of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

    Pages 51-84

    Blackwell, Susan

  • Metaphors of Intolerance: A Comparative Analysis between the Speeches and Cartoons of Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump on Immigration

    Pages 85-112

    Morais, Argus Romero Abreu (et al.)

  • How Do Haters Hate? Verbal Aggression in Lithuanian Online Comments

    Pages 115-145

    Ruzaitė, Jūratė

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse and Conflict
Book Subtitle
Analysing Text and Talk of Conflict, Hate and Peace-building
Editors
  • Innocent Chiluwa
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76485-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76485-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76484-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 454
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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