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Right-wing populist parties endorse what can be recognised as the “arrogance of ignorance

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Mots. Les langages du politique
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)165-173
<mark>State</mark>Published
Early online date31/10/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Drawing on her monograph The Politics of Fear (2015), Ruth Wodak presents a critical discourse analysis of populist discourses and politics. She underlines the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism and addresses the problems of islamophobia, antisemitism, and the anger and resentment of the so-called “modernization losers”. She also tackles the specificities of the historical approach of discourse in Critical Discourse Studies while giving some insights into her own intellectual trajectory and social involvement as a discourse analyst.