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Popularizing Japanese TV: The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse

Popularizing Japanese TV: The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse

1st Edition

Hakan Ergül
November 14, 2018

Over the past years, the view has emerged that Japanese TV is dominated by an infotainment mode of discourse. The book extends this view, detailing and interpreting the cultural, economic, and emotional dimensions of this communication phenomenon from an ethnographic perspective. It examines the...

Discourse and Mental Health: Voice, Inequality and Resistance in Medical Settings

Discourse and Mental Health: Voice, Inequality and Resistance in Medical Settings

1st Edition

Juan Eduardo Bonnin
July 26, 2018

This book is the result of years of fieldwork at a public hospital located in an immigrant neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It focuses on the relationships between diversity and inequality in access to mental healthcare through the discourse practices, tactics and strategies deployed by...

Israeli Discourse and the West Bank: Dialectics of Normalization and Estrangement

Israeli Discourse and the West Bank: Dialectics of Normalization and Estrangement

1st Edition

Elie Friedman, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
October 26, 2017

How can irregular political situations, which impact the lives of millions, become normalized? Specifically, within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how can 50 years of Israeli control over the Occupied Territories become accepted within Israeli society as a normal, possibly even...

Political Discourse as Dialogue: A Latin American Perspective

Political Discourse as Dialogue: A Latin American Perspective

1st Edition

Adriana Bolívar
October 17, 2017

We are witnessing the collapse of democracies in many parts of the world and a general tendency to the resurgence of right-wing and left-wing populisms led by authoritarian leaders. This book centres on the political dialogue in one of these democracies. The focus is on Venezuela, the rich Latin...

Discourses of the Developing World: Researching properties, problems and potentials

Discourses of the Developing World: Researching properties, problems and potentials

1st Edition

Shi-xu, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, María Laura Pardo
May 09, 2016

Against the backdrop of overwhelming discourse scholarship emanating from the Western cosmopolitan centres, this volume offers a development-centred approach to unfamiliar, marginalized or otherwise disadvantaged discourses of the Third World or the Global South. Written by leading researchers...

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