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John McLeod

Ideology, interpellation, discourse In Chapter 1 we touched briefly upon some of the issues raised by the study of ‘colonial discourses’. Colonialism was often dependent upon the use of military force and physical coercion, but it could not function without the existence of a set of beliefs that are held to justify the (dis)possession and continuing occupation of other peoples’ lands. These beliefs are encoded in the language which the colonisers speak and to which the colonised peoples are subjected. This results in the circulation of a variety of

in Beginning postcolonialism (second edition)
Oliver Daddow

He may not have had an ideology, but he sure as hell had an agenda. (Harris 2007: 250) Discourse analysis worked its way into the discipline of political science through the 1990s. Its gradual incorporation has been a byproduct of the rise of the interpretivist turn in the social sciences more generally, leading to heightened awareness in foreign policy analysis of the ideational aspects of decision-making on external issues. It did not take post-structuralists to alert scholars to the significance of language or rhetoric for political practice

in New Labour and the European Union
Blair and Brown’s logic of history
Author: Oliver Daddow

New Labour came to power in 1997 promising to modernize Britain and make it fit for the twenty-first century. This book studies Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's combined attempt to sell the idea of a European future to the British people. It is about the art of rhetoric, persuasion and the techniques of modern political communication, and the 'Europe question' in British politics. It traces the progressivist elements of New Labour's discourse on British European policy with reference to the place perceptions of history occupied in Blair and Brown's speeches on foreign policy. The book explains the idea of 'norm entrepreneurship' and how it can be adapted to help us think through New Labour's handling of British European policy. It focuses on various aspects of the politics, language and decision-making style of New Labour. Theoretical approaches to Euroscepticism to help us understand, through the empirical data in the speeches, how Blair and Brown constructed their identity as 'Europeans' against their perceived 'sceptical' opponents. The method of discourse analysis used to study the strategies Blair and Brown put in place to realize their goals, is discussed. The book presents the evidence on the ways in which the Prime Minister and Chancellor discursively constructed the Europe question as a matter of protecting and/or advancing vital British national interests. Trapped between a broadly hostile media and an apathetic public, Blair and Brown failed to provide the necessary leadership to see Britain to a European future.

Anne Ring Petersen

Globalisation-from-above and globalisation-from-below The relationship between globalisation and migration is complex, in terms of both history and theory; so also are the interrelations between the discourses on globalisation and migration and the artistic phenomena that the Introduction subsumed under the categories of global art and migratory aesthetics. This chapter seeks to draw up an outline of how ‘globalisation’ and ‘migration’ have been articulated in Western discussions of contemporary art since the 1990s, and how the two discourses intersect. The

in Migration into art
Sheryl Conkelton

globe in the late twentieth century, this aspect of ‘public’ became even more significant. 1 In the early twenty-first century, transformations of information and its flows significantly altered the conditions and forms of public discourse. Along with technological developments, dramatic changes in socio-political dynamics produced a new

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking
Ruth Pelzer-Montada

If the anthology as a whole represents vital aspects of the general discourse on print, Part II offers texts that act as markers for some of the specific debates in the field of artistic printmaking over the last thirty years. They are written by artists who are also educators (Weisberg, Reeves, Bednarczyk, Harding, Balfour), as well as by a curator of

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking
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Anne Ring Petersen

to explain how the work (or the artist) engages with these effects in an aesthetic, visual and conceptual register. The Introduction presented the three interwoven concerns pursued throughout this book: visibility and recognition, identity and belonging, and aesthetics and politics. Chapter 1 outlined how intensified globalisation and mobility have profoundly changed the discourses on art. I argued that the discourse on art and globalisation has primarily revolved around issues concerning globalisation-from-above, whereas the discourse on art and migration has

in Migration into art
Anne Ring Petersen

2 The politics of identity and recognition in the ‘global art world’ Identity politics informed by postcolonial critique dominated the discourses on the interrelations of globalisation, migration and contemporary art in the 1990s and the early 2000s. The previous chapter characterised the position from which the struggle for recognition of non-Western artists was launched, designating it the postcolonial position, in contradistinction to the migratory aesthetics position that gathered momentum in the 2000s. This second chapter examines the historical role and

in Migration into art
Jack Holland

television and world politics in their interlocking: namely, the role that popular culture plays in enabling, shaping, and delimiting political possibility. In this instance, the chapter reminds readers that fictional television can close down as well as open up space for thinking and acting otherwise in world politics; fictional television can amplify as well as contest dominant discourses. Second and third, the chapter explores House of Cards and Game of Thrones in turn, asking how it is that each of the shows constructs a particular world politics and to what effect

in Fictional television and American Politics
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Edward Ashbee

another line of explanation. It assesses Trump's ascendancy as a function of, and reaction to, the strategies and discourses pursued in the years preceding 2016 by Republican Party elites. Arguably, Trump's victory was the product of a chain reaction. In other words, it may be that Republican elites, through the discourses that they adopted in pursuit of given electoral logics , set off particular sets of reactive sequences that culminated, over time, in the emergence of the Trump campaign. The concept of reactive sequences is a form of path dependence. Nonetheless

in The Trump revolt