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Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourse (Discourse…

by Michele Durocher Dunne

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When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the texts themselves, using tools from anthropology, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics -- a method with broad applicability to political discourse generally. Taking off from the premise that all discourse is based in social interaction, this book demonst.… (more)

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