Identities in Context: Individuals and Discourse in Action by Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie

By Andrew McKinlay, Chris McVittie

Identities in Context is a finished advisor to modern discursive learn on concerns when it comes to id throughout quite a few contexts. Provides a accomplished consultant to modern discursive study on identityIntroduces subject matters and ideas in a established means that enables readers to more straightforward assimilate the several facets of discourse and identityOffers a story account of the way discursive study has contributed to the certainty of varied phenomena, comparable to interactions in criminal and well-being care settingsFeatures numerous reader-friendly aids, together with bankruptcy outlines and a word list of phrases and ideas

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So for discursive researchers, the issue is not just whether some claim or other is explicitly racist but, in addition, whether an individual is managing what is said or written as though it is a sensitive matter that might allow inferences about that individual’s prejudiced nature to be made (Edwards, 2005). The issue is made more complex, according to some discursive researchers, by the fact that prejudiced talk or text might work as prejudice not so much in terms of what is said as in terms of the ideological context in which such discourse is produced (Reisigl and Wodak, 2001; Verkuyten, 2001).

In addition to the denial or to be prejudiced. disavowal of racism, they point out that ‘new’ racist talk can also be accomplished via the provision of warrants or reasons for why what is being said should be taken to be true. indd 37 2/7/2011 6:19:12 PM 38 National Identities appeals to ‘facts’ or to ‘obvious truths’ about the targets of their prejudiced in setting out their claims. Another strategy ‘new’ racists may employ is the construction of a positive sense of their own group which is often accompanied by negative representations of ‘the other’.

It’s not. It’s common sense. 5 I believe in controlled immigration for the most personal of reasons. I am the child of immigrants. As my parents always told me, Britain is the best country in the world. And one of the things, which make Britain so great, is our sense of fair play. We are a tolerant, generous, welcoming people with a profoundly compassionate nature. 6 We believe in immigration – in offering a home to people who want to work hard and make a positive contribution to our society. And we accept our moral responsibility to those fleeing persecution.

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