New Book

John Flowerdew enjohnf at cityu.edu.hk
Sat Dec 24 02:24:08 UTC 2011


NEW BOOK!

 

John Flowerdew (2012) Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The
case of Hong Kong's evolving political identity.  Palgrave Macmilan.

 

http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=500351 

 

9780230301184

 

John Flowerdew shows how the critical analysis of the evolving discourse
employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide
both insights for discourse analysis and understanding of a real world
political process, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical
discourse analysis in historiography, the writing of history. 

The political process in question is Hong Kong's transition of sovereignty
from Great Britain to China. The book analyses the discourse of the outgoing
British administration, on the one hand, and the creation of the new
discourse of the Special Administrative Region of China, on the other. In
addition, the book considers issues of intercultural discourse, where the
two competing discourses come into contact and conflict. Individual chapters
of the book, in the form of case studies, deal with different communicative
events - set piece speeches, public meetings, news articles, interviews, and
television addresses.

Preface 
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Background on Hong Kong and Theoretical Framework
PART I: THE DISCOURSE OF THE OUTGOING ADMINISTRATION
The Discourse of Colonial Withdrawal
Rhetorical Strategies and Identity Politics in the Discourse Of Colonial
Withdrawal
Discourse and Social Change in a Public Meeting
PART II: INTERCULTURAL DISCOURSES IN TRANSITIONAL HONG KONG 
Face in Intercultural Political Discourse
Competing Public Discourses in Transitional Hong Kong
Metaphors in The Discursive Construction of Patriotism
PART III: THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW HONG KONG IDENTITY 
Identity Politics and Hong Kong's Return to Chinese Sovereignty 
Discourse as History: History as Discourse: 'The Rise of Modern China' - A
History Exhibition in Post-Colonial Hong Kong 
Discriminatory Discourse Directed Towards Mainlanders
Globalisation Discourse: Continuity with The Old 
The Discursive Construction of a World-Class City 
Conclusion
References
Index

JOHN FLOWERDEW is a Professor in the Department of English, City University
of Hong Kong, China,where he has worked since 1989. His main research and
teaching interest is discourse analysis in its many varieties and
manifestations.

 

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