Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counter-terrorism Richard Jackson

ISBN: 9780719071218

Published: July 22nd 2005

Paperback

240 pages


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Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counter-terrorism  by  Richard Jackson

Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counter-terrorism by Richard Jackson
July 22nd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780719071218 | 6.23 Mb

Writing the war on terrorism examines the public language of the war on terrorism, and the way that rhetoric has been used to justify the global counter-terrorism offensive as a response to 9/11. It discusses how language has been used toMoreWriting the war on terrorism examines the public language of the war on terrorism, and the way that rhetoric has been used to justify the global counter-terrorism offensive as a response to 9/11.

It discusses how language has been used to deliberately manipulate public anxiety about terrorist threats to gain support for military action, and how the abuse of Iraqi prisoners has been normalised through rhetoric and practice. .The author argues that the normalisation and institutionalisation of the administrations current counter-terrorism approach is damaging to societys ethical values and to democratic political participation.



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