, especially for those who are not familiar with discourse analysis. However, it should be taken into account that Bentlage’s work, originally a dissertation, is written for a small circle of scholars familiar with the theoretical background. Putting aside some minor mistakes, like duplicate blanks or
This study analyzes the post-September 11 Taliban’s discourse, exploring particularly the sujet of the battle of Maiwand (July 27, 1880) in the Taliban’s tarani (pl. of tarana “chant, song”). After providing a brief history of the post-September 11 conflict in Afghanistan, the paper examines Afghanistan’s experience of colonialism in the 19th century by discussing the Anglo-Afghan wars, with a focus on the battle of Maiwand and its importance in the modern history of Afghanistan. This study takes a postcolonial and postmodernist approach to discourse analysis. Using a postmodernist approach, the author tried to understand how the Taliban saw the post-September 11, 2001 conflict, and how they legitimized their actions. This study concludes that the Taliban used Afghanistan’s past experience of colonialism in their discourse. In fact, they refer to the historical events and personalities, those led resistance against colonial powers in the 19th century, for propaganda purposes. In addition, the paper shows that the colonial past is an important factor in the success or failure of interventions and peacekeeping missions, particularly in Afghanistan.
in the period, is demonstrated by the application of postcolonial discourse analysis to the psalms commentary by Herbert of Bosham. Keywords Christian Hebraism, postcolonial theory, postcolonial discourse analysis, Herbert of Bosham, medieval exegesis, Judaism, twelfth-century renaissance, Christian
This chapter analyzes the changing nature of the British news media’s visual representations of the figure of the ‘Islamic’ terrorist across the opening stages of the ‘war on terror’ period. Focusing on images emerging between 2001–2005, its central argument rests on the belief that news media visual representations of the ‘Islamic’ terrorist both draw upon and challenge the simplified, Orientalist-inspired modes of representation and depiction that are considered typical of Western news coverage; something that makes the terrorist seen in diverse, yet highly specific ways. Using visual discourse analysis, the chapter identifies three dominant modes of representation – the figure of the bearded, finger-wagging fanatic, the masked, shadowy militant, and the lone, home-grown extremist – which each provide different ways of seeing and speaking about the phenomenon of ‘Islamic’ terrorism. In doing so, the analysis provides insight into the diverse nature of such depictions, and shows how news media visual representations function to both police and proliferate depictions of terrorism, thus making the terrorist simultaneously visible and invisible within British society.
pluralist public debate. While relying heavily on barrages of rhetorical questions and implicit arguments, they avoid serious discussion of diﬃcult issues. These characteristics of their texts are brought out by a discourse analysis based on modern text linguistics, speciﬁcally Functional Grammar as
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member of the Istanbul elite and a product of the late Ottoman education and intellectual world. As such, his collection of short stories, Gurbet Hikayeleri ( Exile Stories ), is an excellent source for discourse analysis to test views of Ottomans and Turks regarding the Arab locals of the Bilad al
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methodological skepticism then sweeping all fields of the humanities in the late 1980s and 1990s. The discourse analysis of Michel Foucault had raised suspicions about modernist epistemologies, 19 while post-structuralist methods of deconstruction, associated especially with Hayden White, 20 Jean
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text genres or languages (Ottoman vs. Arabic). By addressing legal changes on several analytical levels (letter of the law, administration, village level), they avoid the pitfalls that can sometimes be found in studies of power relations influenced by Foucault’s discourse analysis, especially the
simultaneously uses philological as well as discourse analysis and ethnographic methods in studying this order. Without indulging in arbitrary commentary, the author represents both etic and emic perspectives, although most of his informants appear to be relatively elitist. He has admirably collected almost all