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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.isbn978-3-030-55037-0en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-55038-7_13en_US
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.en_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.publisher.placeCham, Switzerlanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleDiscursive Approaches to Populism Across Disciplines: The Return of Populists and the Peopleen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom339en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto365en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDiscourse and Pragmaticsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Theory and Political Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200101en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200403en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160609en_US
dc.titleThe (re)birth of far-right populism in Australia: The appeal of Pauline Hanson's persuasive definitionsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
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 339-365en_US
dc.date.updated2021-01-13T06:24:06Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Palgrave Macmillan. This is the author-manuscript version of this chapter. It is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.en_US
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