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Author Toolan, Michael J., author.

Title The language of inequality in the news : a discourse analytic approach / Michael Toolan (University of Birmingham).

Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.


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 UniM Bail  072 TOOL    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 22-02-2019.
Physical description x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index.
Contents Analysing the evolving press discourse of contemporary UK inequality -- What's fair and unfair in The Times -- Budgets and burdens from Barber to Osborne -- Peter Black, Christopher Stevens, Class, Britain and last night's TV -- Forty-five years of Luddite behaviour -- Forty-five years of Robin Hood -- Conclusion.
Summary "Why in the early 1970s does The Times reject the idea of a national lottery, as rewarding luck not merit and effort, but warmly welcome one by the 1990s? Why in the 1970s do the Daily Mail's TV reviews address serious contemporary themes such as class- and race-relations, whereas forty years later they are largely concerned with celebrities, talent shows, and nostalgia? Why does the Conservative Chancellor in the 2010s mention 'Britain' so very often, when the Conservative Chancellor in the 1970s scarcely does at all? Covering news stories spanning fort-five years, Michael Toolan explores how wealth inequality has been presented in centre-right British newspapers, focusing on changes in the representation may have helped present-day inequality seem justifiable. Toolan employs corpus linguistic and critical discourse analytic methods to identify changing lexis and verbal patterns and gaps, all of which contribute to the way wealth inequality was represented in each of the decades from the 1970s to the present"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Equality -- Press coverage -- Great Britain.
Income distribution -- Press coverage -- Great Britain.
Journalism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9781108474337 (hardback)
1108474330 (hardback)