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dc.contributor.authorFenton-Smith, Ben
dc.contributor.editorKranert, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T23:04:37Z
dc.date.available2021-01-13T23:04:37Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-030-55037-0
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-55038-7_13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/401011
dc.description.abstractPauline Hanson is Australia’s most significant far-right populist of recent times. She is arguably the nation’s most recognizable and effective political communicator and leads a far-right party of influence in a tightly balanced federal Senate chamber. However, empirical analyses of Hanson’s rhetorical style are almost non-existent. To redress that gap, this paper analyses a corpus of Hanson’s major speeches through the lens of persuasive definitions—that is, the premise that when politicians define objects, events, or ideas, they do so with a view to influencing the public’s attitudes about them. It is argued that Hanson uses four such techniques in the discursive construction of ideology: dissociation (breaking concepts into parts), reframing (placing new frames of reference around subjects), floating signifiers (making claims about contested cultural keywords), and definitions by effect (explaining concepts by reference to their negative social impacts). The ways in which these techniques may accord with far-right populists elsewhere are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.placeCham, Switzerland
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleDiscursive Approaches to Populism Across Disciplines: The Return of Populists and the People
dc.relation.ispartofchapter13
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers16
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom339
dc.relation.ispartofpageto365
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDiscourse and Pragmatics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Theory and Political Philosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160609
dc.titleThe (re)birth of far-right populism in Australia: The appeal of Pauline Hanson's persuasive definitions
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFenton-Smith, B, The (re)birth of far-right populism in Australia: The appeal of Pauline Hanson's persuasive definitions, Discursive Approaches to Populism Across Disciplines: The Return of Populists and the People, 2020, pages 339-365
dc.date.updated2021-01-13T06:24:06Z
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