Discourses of Brexit
Koller, Veronika (EDT)
Kopf, Susanne (EDT)
Miglbauer, Marlene (EDT)
252 p. 24 cm
Working with a wide variety of data, from political speeches to Twitter, and a wide range of methods, Discourses of Brexit presents the most thorough examination of the discourses around the British EU referendum and related events.
Discourses of Brexit provides a kaleidoscope of insights into how discourse influenced the outcome of the EU referendum and what discourses have sprung up as a result of it. Working with a wide variety of data, from political speeches to Twitter, and a wide range of methods, Discourses of Brexit presents the most thorough examination of the discourses around the British EU referendum and related events. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the discursive treatment of Brexit, while also providing detailed investigations of how Brexit has been negotiated in different contexts. Discourses of Brexit is key reading for all students and researchers in language and politics, discourse analysis and related areas, as well as anyone interested in developing their understanding of the referendum.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: context, history and previous research Veronika Koller, Susanne Kopf, Marlene Miglbauer Part I: Discursive drivers of the Brexit vote 2. Values as tools of legitimation in EU and UK Brexit discourses Samuel Bennett 3. 'This is about the kind of Britain we are': national identities as constructed in parliamentary debates about EU membership Nora Wenzl 4. Ambient affiliation and #Brexit: negotiating values about experts through censure and ridicule Michele Zappavigna 5. 'Britain is full to bursting point!': immigration themes in the Brexit discourse of the UK Independence Party Piotr Cap 6. 'The British people have spoken': voter motivations and identities in vox pops on the British EU referendum Marlene Miglbauer and Veronika Koller 7. 'Friends don't let friends go Brexiting without a mandate': changing discourses of Brexit in The Guardian Ursula Lutzky and Andrew Kehoe Part II: Discursive consequences of the Brexit vote 8. 'The referendum result delivered a clear message': Jeremy Corbyn's populist discourse Massimiliano Demata 9. The official vision for 'global Britain': Brexit as rupture and continuity between free trade, liberal internationalism and 'values' Franco Zappettini 10 'Get your shyte together Britain': Wikipedians' treatment of Brexit Susanne Kopf 11. Citizens' reactions to Brexit on Twitter: a content and discourse analysis Catherine Bouko and David Garcia 12. Brexit and blame avoidance: officeholders' discursive strategies of self-preservation Sten Hansson 13. Brexit as 'having your cake and eating it': the discourse career of a proverb Andreas Musolff 14. 'Don't go brexin' my heart': the ludic aspects of Brexit-induced neologisms Gordana Lalic-Krstin and Nadezda Silaski 15. Brexit and discourse studies: reflections and outlook Gerlinde Mautner