Political Language: Words that Succeed and Policies that Fail

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Academic Press, 1977 - Political psychology - 164 pages
This book examines the role of everyday language, governmental rhetoric, and professional language in creating dubious beliefs about the causes, nature, consequences, and remedies for poverty and related social problems. Incorporating recent social science concerns with phenomenology and structuralism, the book analyzes the nature and dynamics of complex cognitive structures engendered in public officials, professionals, administrators, and the general public through recurring categorizations, metaphors, metonyms, and syntactic structures.

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Chronic Problems Banal Language
Categorization Perception and Politics
National Crises

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