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This paper analyses discourse, power and context on social media. Through a theoretical discussion of the ‘Twitter Joke Trial’, we highlight the growing importance of understanding ‘individual… (More)
Between 6 and 10 August 2011, acts of violence and civil disobedience occurred in 66 locations across London and other cities in England. Initial responses from politicians and the press sought to… (More)
In this closing chapter I reflect on the theoretical and analytical principles of analyzing mythology from a psycho-discursive perspective. I then reflect on the journey we have been on through this… (More)
This chapter analyses Second World War discourses that discussed London’s defiance through analogies of the City and the economy. The current discourse on bankers and the City — since the credit… (More)
This case study adopts the framework developed in the first two chapters to analyze hero mythology and right-wing populism in Mail Online stories and user comments about Nigel Farage. For Farage and… (More)
This book is about terrorism and mythological storytelling in British newspapers. By analysing press responses to the 7 July bombings, it provides some insight into the ways that war and conflict are… (More)
ABSTRACTThis paper analyses media coverage of payday loans in order to understand how a moral case for state intervention and regulation was constructed through forms of mythological storytelling. ...
This chapter analyses discourses that evoked hereditary national unity and pride through the cross-generational ‘duties’ that Britain faces as a nation. The sixtieth anniversary commemorations of VE… (More)