Essays about: "signifier"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 essays containing the word signifier.

  1. 1. DEMOCRACY DISRUPTED - FOR WHOM? A Study on Political Micro-Targeting and its Potential for Revitalizing Political Articulation

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Jonas Axel Abrahamsson; [2019-06-18]
    Keywords : The Information Commissioner’s Office ICO ; Political Micro-Targeting PMT ; Data Protection Authority DPA ; UK EU membership referendum; political articulation; political theory; Ernesto Laclau; Laclauian theory; institutional totality; equivalential chain; empty signifier;

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  2. 2. DO ‘THEY’ DESERVE TO – BE SLAVES? : A case study on media presentation of benefit cheat and labor right violation in Sweden

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper

    Author : Khash-Erdene Khash-Erdene Battogtokh; [2019]
    Keywords : CDA; Norman Fairclough; Benefit cheat; Labor right; Arbetet; Enklare Vardag; Immigration;

    Abstract : This paper analyses text on Swedish trade union newspaper Arbetet about taking advantage of immigrants of home service corporation Enklare Vardag.The theoretical framework consists of theories about critical discourse analysis. The analysis is done by employing Norman Fairclough's CDA model, combined with other tools of critical linguistics. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sports of Empire: Squash as Signifier in V.S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Timothy Kääriä; [2018-06-12]
    Keywords : engelska; Squash; V.S. Naipaul; A Bend in the River; postcolonial literature; postcolonial sports; Africa; sports in literature; sports and empire; English sports;

    Abstract : The protagonist of V.S. Naipaul’s 1979 novel A Bend in the River is an ethnicIndian living in Africa as part of an expatriate community of traders in the city at the bend inthe river. He sympathises with the Western world, listens to BBC Radio, and tries very hardto distance himself and show himself as different from the native Africans. READ MORE

  4. 4. Visualizing a better city : – How the city portrays a technological marvel as means to enter the future

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier

    Author : Jan Fritz-Patrik Ankarbåge; [2018]
    Keywords : Visualization; Actor-network theory; Enrollment; Discourse; Norrköping;

    Abstract : This study explores how the center ’Visualisering C’ in Norrköping municipality ties into an actor-network that includes Linköping University, Norrköping municipality and Region Östergötland. The purpose was to discern how the master signifier was ‘development’ was constructed and connected within the discursive field with differencing actors with the Visualisering C as a focal point for the actors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Rethinking Populism: ‘the People’ as a Popular Identity Subject in Bernie Sanders’ Discursive Articulation

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Medier och kommunikation

    Author : Andac Baran Cezayirlioglu; [2017]
    Keywords : Populism; popular identity; collective identity; identity politics; political communication; discourse theory; antagonism; Bernie Sanders;

    Abstract : This study explores the articulation of a popular political identity by the US Senator Bernie Sanders and the political coalition he communicates. The analysis part is conducted on two levels: the construction of the populist signifier ‘the people’ and the construction of the antagonist in Sanders’ political communication. READ MORE