Chapter 13. Discursive Constructions of Global War and Terror

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Adam Hodges

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch13

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Hodges, A. (2010) Discursive Constructions of Global War and Terror, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • discursive constructions of global war and terror;
  • Bakhtinian perspective on language, framework for exploring global interconnectedness of discourse;
  • dialogism and global interchange;
  • interconnectivity of discourse - in different guises;
  • “natural histories of discourse”;
  • ‘War on Terror’ discourse in Serbia;
  • ‘war on terror’ discourse - elements for identity work accomplishment;
  • recontextualization of western terrorism discourses - on Arab media station Al Jazeera;
  • global interchange of ideas about terrorism - and about ‘war on terror’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dialogism and Global Interchange

  • The ‘War on Terror’ Discourse in Serbia

  • Recontextualization of Terrorism Discourses on Al-Jazeera

  • Construction of the Terrorist ‘Enemy’ through Their Own Words

  • Conclusion

  • References