The language of neofeudal corporatism and the war on Iraq
In this paper we argue that the term “capitalism” is no longer useful for understanding the current system of political economic relations in which we live. Rather, we argue that the system can be more usefully characterised as neofeudal corporatism. Using examples drawn from a 300,000 word corpus of public utterances by three political leaders from the “coalition of the willing”— George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard—we show some defining characteristics of this relatively new system and how they are manifest in political language about the invasion of Iraq.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Deposited On:||21 Jan 2010 11:52|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:23|
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