Political Activism in the Linguistic Landscape, or, How to Use Public Space as a Medium for Protest

Political Activism in the Linguistic Landscape, or, How to Use Public Space as a Medium for Protest

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book, which takes the form of a graphic novel, looks at political activism in the public landscape. It has a particular focus on the UK activist group Led By Donkeys which has, since late 2018, been running a campaign to expose hypocrisy in the political classes. Their approach to activism involves the use of large posters and other forms of public display, which highlight the gap between the rhetoric and actions of politicians, and how language and communication is used to manipulate opinion. The activism discussed in the book includes four major issues: Brexit, Trump, Covid and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The book is both an innovative visual approach to the presentation of academic research and thought, and an exploration of how the linguistic landscape can be a key resource for the communication of political activism.

Book information

ISBN: 9781800416819
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Imprint: Multilingual Matters
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.941014
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 170g
Height: 156mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 13mm