“Dancing with doxa”: A “Rhetorical Political Analysis” of David Cameron’s sense of Britishness

Finlayson, Alan (2018) “Dancing with doxa”: A “Rhetorical Political Analysis” of David Cameron’s sense of Britishness. In: Doing Politics: Discursivity, performativity and mediation in political discourse. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture . John Benjamins, pp. 59-77. ISBN 9789027201935

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This chapter explains some of the background to political theorists' and political scientists' interest in language. It then introduces and explains Rhetorical Political Analysis (RPA) contrasting it with approaches to the study of political language, such as Critical Discourse Studies, found within Linguistics. It then briefly demonstrates the application of RPA through a discussion a study of David Cameron's Bloomberg speech on Europe. The analysis highlights in particular the way the speech echoes British conservative precedents and the the way in which "Britishness" emerges as a key 'catachrestical' term.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: rhetoric,politics,linguistics,europe,conservatism,britishness,rhetorical political analysis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 00:03
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 03:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61920

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