Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN 1569-2159
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9862
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes


This journal’s editorial statement is clear that political discourse should be studied not only as regards parliamentary type politics. In this introduction we argue precisely for the need to pay increasing attention to the way that political ideologies are infused into culture more widely, in entertainments media, software, administrative processes, children’s apps, healthcare and even office furniture design. We point to the way that there have been massive shifts away from traditional state forms of politics to the rule of neoliberalism and the power of the corporation which, like the former regime of power, requires meanings and identities which can hold them in place. We explain the processes by which critical multimodal discourse analysis can best draw out this ideology as it is realized through different semiotics resources.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


  1. Abousnnouga, Gill . & Machin, David
    2013The Language of War Monuments, London: Bloomsbury.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Allen, Robert
    1992Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: Television and Contemporary Criticism. University of North Carolina Press
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Beck, Ulrich
    1986Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. London: Sage.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Chaney, David
    1996 Lifestyles. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Cole, Michael
    2000 “Quangos: UK Ministerial Responsibility in Theory and Practice.” Public Policy and Administration, 15, 32–45. doi: 10.1177/095207670001500304
    https://doi.org/10.1177/095207670001500304 [Google Scholar]
  6. Cottle, Simon
    2009Global Crisis Reporting. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Curran, James . & Seaton Jean
    1980Power without responsibility, London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Ericson, Richard. V. , Baranek, Patricia. M. & Chan, Janet. B.L.
    1989Negotiating control: A study of news sources. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Fiske, John
    1987Television culture. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. 1992 “British Cultural Studies and Television”. InChannels of Discourse, Reassembled: Television and Contemporary Criticism. Ed. By Robert Allen . 284–326. University of North Carolina Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Fishman, Mark
    1980Manufacturing the News. Austin: University of Texas Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Flinders, Matthew . & Buller, Jim
    2006 “Depoliticization: Principles, Tactics and Tools.” British Politics1(1), 1–26.
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Fougner, Tore
    2006 “The State, International Competitiveness and Neoliberal Globalisation: Is there a Future beyond the Competition State?” Review of International Studies. 32, 165–185. doi: 10.1017/S0260210506006978
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210506006978 [Google Scholar]
  14. Franklin, Bob
    1994Packaging politics. London: Bloomsbury.
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Freidson, Eliot
    2001Professionalism: The Third Logic. Cambridge: Polity Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Gains, Francesca . & Stoker, Gerry
    2009 “Delivering ‘Public Value’: Implications for Accountability and Legitimacy.” Parliamentary Affairs, 62(3), 438–455. doi: 10.1093/pa/gsp007
    https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsp007 [Google Scholar]
  17. Grimshaw, Roger
    1980 “Green Farm Scout Camp.” InCulture Media and Language. Ed by Stuart Hall , Dorothy Hobson , Andrew Lowe and Paul Willis . 96–104. London: Hyman.
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Glasgow Media Group
    Glasgow Media Group 1980More Bad News. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Habermas, Jurgen
    1976) Legitimation Crisis. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Hall, Stuart
    1984 “Cultural studies and the Centre: Some problematics.” InCulture, media, languageEd. By Stuart Hall , Dorothy Hobson , Andrew Lowe and Paul Willis . 117–121. London: Hutchinson
    [Google Scholar]
  21. 1996 “The problem of ideology: Marxism without guarantees”. InStuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies. Ed. by David Morley and Kathleen H. Chen . London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  22. Herman, Edward. S. & McChesney, Robert
    1997Global media: The new missionaries of global capitalism. London: Cassell.
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Jarvis, Darryl. S.L.
    2007 “Risk, Globalization and the State: A critical appraisal of Ulrich Beck and the world risk society thesis.” Global Society. 21(1), 23–46. doi: 10.1080/13600820601116468
    https://doi.org/10.1080/13600820601116468 [Google Scholar]
  24. Jessop, Bob
    1990State Theory: Putting the Capitalist State in Its Place. London: Polity.
    [Google Scholar]
  25. 1997 “Capitalism and its future: remarks on regulation, government, and governance.” Review of International Political Economy, 4 (3), 435–455. doi: 10.1080/096922997347751
    https://doi.org/10.1080/096922997347751 [Google Scholar]
  26. 2003 “Changes in welfare regimes and the search for flexibility and employability.” InThe Political Economy of EuropeanUnemployment: European Integration and the Transnationalization of the Employment Question. Ed. by Henk Overbeek . 29–50. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  27. Kellner, Douglas . & Ryan, Michael
    1988Camera Politica: Politics and Ideology in contemporary Hollywood film. Indiana University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Kress, Gunther
    2005 “Gains and losses: New forms of text, knowledge and learning.” Computers and Composition. 22, 5–22. doi: 10.1016/j.compcom.2004.12.004
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2004.12.004 [Google Scholar]
  29. 2010Multimodality. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  30. Kress, Gunther . & Van Leeuwen, Theo
    2001 Multimodal Discourse – The Modes and Media of Contemporary Communication. London: Arnold.
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Lodge, Martin . & Gill, Derek
    2011 “Toward a New Era of Administrative Reform?’ The myth of Post NPM in New Zealand.” Governance. 24(1), 141–66. doi: 10.1111/j.1468‑0491.2010.01508.x
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0491.2010.01508.x [Google Scholar]
  32. Machin, David
    2010Analysing Popular Music. London: Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781446280027
    https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446280027 [Google Scholar]
  33. 2013 “What is multimodal critical discourse studies”, Critical Discourse Studies, 10(4), 347–355. doi: 10.1080/17405904.2013.813770
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2013.813770 [Google Scholar]
  34. Manovich, Lev
    2013Software Takes Command. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    [Google Scholar]
  35. Martin, Ron
    1997 “Regional Dimensions of Europe’s Unemployment Crisis”. InUnemployment and Social Exclusion Landscapes of Labour inequality and Social Exclusion, Ed. by Sally Hardy , Paul Lawless and Ron Martin . 11–48. New York: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  36. McBride, Stephen. , McNutt, Kathleen . & Williams, Russell
    2007 “Tracking Neo-Liberalism:Labour Market Policies in the OECD Area.” InNeo-Liberal-ism, State Power and Global Governance. Ed. by Simon Lee and Stephen McBride . 79–95. AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978‑1‑4020‑6220‑9_5
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6220-9_5 [Google Scholar]
  37. McDonald, Paul. & Wasko, Janet
    2007The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry. London: Blackwell.
    [Google Scholar]
  38. Myles, John . & Quadagno, Jill
    2002 “Political Theories and the welfare state.” Social Service Review, 76(1), 34–57. doi: 10.1086/324607
    https://doi.org/10.1086/324607 [Google Scholar]
  39. Power, Michael
    1997Audit Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  40. Rayner, Steve
    2007 “The rise of risk and the decline of politics.” Environmental Hazards. 7: 165–172. doi: 10.1016/j.envhaz.2007.05.003
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envhaz.2007.05.003 [Google Scholar]
  41. Sewell, William. H.
    2005 “From ‘State-Centrism’ to Neoliberalism: Macro-Historical Contexts of Population Health since World War II.” InSuccessful Societies: Institutions, Cultural Repertoires and Health. Ed. by Peter Hall and Michelle Lamont . 254–87. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  42. Schudson, Michael
    1980Discovering the News. New York: Basic Books.
    [Google Scholar]
  43. Stiglitz, Joseph
    2002Globalization and its discontents. New York: WW Norton.
    [Google Scholar]
  44. Talbot, Colin
    2004 “The Agency Idea: sometimes old, sometimes new, sometimes borrowed, sometimes untrue.” InUnbundled Government. Ed. by Christopher Pollit and Colin Turnball . 3–21. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  45. ul Haque, Irfan
    2004Globalisation, neoliberalism and labour, discussion paper, United nations conference on trade and development.
    [Google Scholar]
  46. Van Leeuwen, Theo
    2005Introducing Social Semiotics. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  47. 2011The Language of Colour: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  48. 2015 “Looking Good: Aesthetics, Multimodality and Literacy Studies.” InThe Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies. Ed. by Jennifer Rowsell and Katie Pahl . 426–439. London: Routledge.
    [Google Scholar]
  49. Wilks, Stephen
    2007 “Boardization and corporate governance in the UK as a reponse to depoliticization and failing accountability.” Public Policy and Administration. 22(4), 443–460.
    [Google Scholar]
  50. Willis, Paul
    1977Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs. Aldershot: Coger.
    [Google Scholar]
  51. Žižek, Slavoj
    1997The Plague of Fantasies. London: Verso.
    [Google Scholar]
  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): critical discourse analysis; ideology; Multimodal; politics
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error