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The Discursive Construction of Economic Inequality: CADS Approaches to the British Media

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The Discursive Construction of Economic Inequality: CADS Approaches to the British Media

The Discursive Construction of Economic Inequality: CADS Approaches to the British Media (Corpus and Discourse) edited by Eva M. Gomez-Jimenez, Michael Toolan
English | July 23, 2020 | ISBN: 1350111287 | EPUB | 248 pages | 2.6 MB

This book analyses diverse public discourses to investigate how wealth inequality has been portrayed in the British media from the time of the Second World War to the present day. Using a variety of corpus-assisted methods of discourse analysis, chapters present an historicized perspective on how the mass media have helped to make sharply increased wealth inequality seem perfectly normal. Print, radio and online media sources are interrogated using methodologies grounded in critical discourse analysis, critical stylistics and corpus linguistics in order to examine the influence of the media on the British electorate, who have passively consented to the emergence of an even less egalitarian Britain.

Covering topics such as Second World War propaganda, the 'Change4Life' anti-obesity campaign and newspaper, parliamentary and TV news programme attitudes to poverty and austerity, this book will be of value to all those interested in the mass media's contribution to the entrenched inequality in modern Britain.