Politics, Media and Campaign Language
Australia's Identity Anxiety
Anthem Press 2017
New Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in CommunicationsNew Books in JournalismNew Books in LanguageNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in PoliticsNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network November 12, 2017 Jason Schulman
In her new book, Politics, Media and Campaign Language: Australia’s Identity Anxiety (Anthem Press, 2017), Stephanie Brookes, a Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University, explores the power of election campaign language to offer a window into the Australian national mood and national identity. Using a variety of political and media sources, including speeches, interviews, press conferences, and debates, Brookes investigates how campaign communication can help us understand Australia’s identity security: what kind of country Australia is and ought to be.