A comparative discourse analysis of the construction of ‘in-groups’ in the 2005 and 2010 manifestos of the British National Party

@article{Edwards2012ACD,
  title={A comparative discourse analysis of the construction of ‘in-groups’ in the 2005 and 2010 manifestos of the British National Party},
  author={Geraint O. Edwards},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={245 - 258}
}
Since Nick Griffin’s appointment as chairman of the far-right British National Party (BNP) in 1999, the party has undergone a drastic makeover in terms of the language it employs in the public domain, adopting a moderate discourse of unobjectionable ‘motherhood and apple pie’ concepts, whilst privately maintaining its core ideology of racial prejudice. This article continues the work previously done examining BNP literature in order to ascertain what discursive techniques the BNP is adopting… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

The In-group and Out-groups of the British National Party and UK Independence Party: A corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis
The purpose of this paper is to determine to what degree there are textual and conceptual similarities between the British National Party’s (BNP) and UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) construction of
The In-group and Out-groups of the British National Party and the UK Independence Party: A Corpus-Based Discourse-Historical Analysis
This article investigates the self-presentation and the construction of immigration discourses in articles and policy documents published by the British National Party (BNP) and the UK Independence
Politics for the Masses: the Discursive Construction of Populism in UKIP
The purpose of this research is to offer a contribution to the study of the growth of anti-establishment political groups in the UK, specifically, the United Kingdom Independence Party, a typically
“Threatening other” or “role-model brother”?: China in the eyes of the British and Hungarian far-right
In the late 2000s far-right parties made significant gains in numerous countries of the European Union. Sharing the same agenda and discourse of discrimination, many of these parties collaborate
Like & share if you agree: A study of discourses and cyber activism of the far-right British nationalist party Britain First
This paper combines corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis methodologies in order to investigate the discourses and cyber activism of the British right-wing nationalist party, Britain
Ideological Discourse in the Czech and British Press. Treatment of Roma Minority in Comparative Perspective
This thesis offers an insight into a discursive construction of Roma minority in the Czech and British press coverage in 2013. The current problematization of the “Roma issue” in Europe, ranging from
The rise of choice as an absolute 'good': a study of British manifestos
In this article we report on a corpus-based study of a term, ‘choice’, previously found to be a keyword in relation to New Labour (Jeffries and Walker, 2011). The project investigates the use of this
Discourses of sameness: Expressions of nationalism in newspaper discourse on French urban violence in 2005
November 2005 saw a significant flashpoint in the long-running history of tensions between minority groups and those in power in France: two teenagers, allegedly while hiding from the police, were
Strategies used by the far right to counter accusations of racism
This paper addresses the way in which the leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP), Nick Griffin, attempts to present the party as non-racist during hostile media appearances. The process
...
1
2
3
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES
Recontextualising fascist ideologies of the past: right-wing discourses on employment and nativism in Austria and the United Kingdom
In this article, we trace the histories of discourses supporting ‘jobs for natives’ in the UK and Austria using the discourse-historical approach (DHA) to critical discourse studies. DHA uses four
Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006
ABSTRACT Copsey examines the ideological development of the British National Party (BNP) under the leadership of Nick Griffin. Until recently, Griffin's programme of ‘modernization’ had considered
Far-right media on the internet: culture, discourse and power
  • C. Atton
  • Computer Science, Sociology
    New Media Soc.
  • 2006
TLDR
The BNP’s website is explored as a form of alternative media, focusing on how it involves members and supporters in its discursive construction of racism, and finds that the discourses and identities produced are played out through a radical reformation of the concepts of power, culture and oppression.
“Are You Thinking What We're Thinking?” Immigration, Multiculturalism and the Disavowal of Racism in the Run-up to the 2005 British General Election
The overt expression of racist discourse in the public realm is today—even in the case of far-right organizations like the British National Party—avoided at all costs. Yet approaches by competing
The Banal National Party: the routine nature of legitimacy
ABSTRACT Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the far right in Britain, under the auspices of the British National Party (BNP), has made noteworthy electoral gains. Under the leadership of
British National Party representations of Muslims in the month after the London bombings: homogeneity, threat, and the conspiracy tradition.
  • C. Wood, W. Finlay
  • Sociology, Medicine
    The British journal of social psychology
  • 2008
TLDR
This study presents an analysis of articles written by prominent members of the British National Party about Muslims and Islam in the aftermath of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, illustrating how the writers challenge those who believe that creating a British multicultural society is possible, and in doing so construct liberals and multiculturalists as also posing a threat to the country.
British National Party : Contemporary Perspectives
Introduction: Contemporary Perspectives on the BNP Nigel Copsey Part 1: Ideological and Cultural Politics 1. Modernising the Past for the Future Graham Macklin 2. Race and Racial Difference: The
Analysing Political Discourse : Theory and Practice
This is an essential read for anyone interested in the way language is used in the world of politics. Based on Aristotle's premise that we are all political animals, able to use language to pursue
“Our England”: discourses of “race” and class in party election leaflets
This article examines two election leaflets distributed in Bradford, UK as part of the May 2006 local election campaigns of the Labour Party and the British National Party. Drawing on critical
Integrationism: the politics of anti-Muslim racism
It has long been the contention of those on the right of British politics that cultural diversity is a threat to national cohesion and security. However, cultural diversity has been attacked equally
...
1
2
3
4
...