Urban Development and Migration
Peer Relations in Immigrant Adolescents: Methodological Challenges and Key Findings
Migration, Identity, and Belonging
Migration in/and Ego Documents
Fundamentals of Diffusion and Spread in the Natural Sciences and beyond
Media Representations of Migrants and Migration
Migration and the Genes
Michi Messer studied Psychology and Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Currently s/he is working on a thesis about the discursive construction of sex- and gender differences in science by analysing biology textbooks within the framework of critical discourse analysis. Besides CDA and social studies of science, s/he is especially interested in feminist and queer theories and politics, focusing on non-conforming bodies, transgressing genders and deviant desires. Since 2009, Michi works for IDee, the Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, at the University of Vienna. Together with Ruth Wodak and Renée Schroeder s/he organized the symposium “Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives” in 2010, at the University of Vienna.
Renée Schroeder is the Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cellbiology at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna in Austria. She was born in Joao Monlevade, Brazil in 1953 and migrated to Austria in 1967. After studying biochemistry at the University of Vienna, she received a PhD in 1981 and spent several years as a post-doc at the Munich University in Germany, at the CNRS in Gif sur Yvette in France and at the New York State Department of Heath at Albany, New York. Since 1989, Renée Schroeder is a group leader and her research is centered around the function and structure of non-coding RNAs. She was a member of the Austrian Bioethics commission (2001 – 2005), the Austrian Delegate at EMBO (1998 – 2004) and Vice President of the Austrian Science Fund FWF (2005 – 2010). Currently, Renée Schroeder is the Editor in chief of RNA Biology. She received the Wittgenstein award in 2003 and the Eduard Buchner award in 2011. She is an elected member of EMBO and of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University since 2004 and has remained affiliated to the University of Vienna where she became full professor of Applied Linguistics 1991. Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996. 2008, she was awarded the Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament and an honorary doctorate 2010 (university Örebro). Her research interests focus on discourse studies, gender studies, language and/in politics, prejudice and discrimination, and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work.
She is co-editor of the journals Discourse and Society, Critical Discourse studies, and Language and Politics, and of the book series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (DAPSAC).
Recent books include Ist Österreich ein ‘deutsches’ Land? (with R. de Cillia, 2006); Migration, Identity and Belonging (with G. Delanty, P. Jones, 2008), The Discursive Construction of History. Remembering the Wehrmacht’s War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, 2008), The Politics of Exclusion (with M. Krzyżanowski, 2009), Gedenken im Gedankenjahr (with R. de Cillia, 2009) and The construction of politics in action: ‘Politics as Usual’ (Palgrave, 2009), revised edition (2011).For a list of publications, recent articles, resources for discourse studies and other information, see http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/265.
Populist right-wing politics is moving centre-stage, with some parties reaching the very top of the electoral ladder: but do we know why, and why now?
In this book Ruth Wodak traces the trajectories of such parties from the margins of the political landscape to its centre, to understand and explain how they are transforming from fringe voices to persuasive political actors who set the agenda and frame media debates. Laying bare the normalization of nationalistic, xenophobic, racist and antisemitic rhetoric, she builds a new framework for this ‘politics of fear’ that is entrenching new social divides of nation, gender and body.
The result reveals the micro-politics of right-wing populism: how discourses, genres, images and texts are performed and manipulated in both formal and also everyday contexts with profound consequences. This book is a must-read for scholars and students of linguistics, media and politics wishing to understand these dynamics that are re-shaping our political space.
The volume emerged from the Wittgenstein Research Center project on "Discourse, Politics, and Identity," an interdisciplinary investigation of the meaning of Austrian neutrality. The first two chapters analyze the current meaning of Austrian neutrality. Karin Liebhart records narrative interviews with former presidents Rudolf Kirchschlger and Kurt Waldheim, both central political actors present at the creation and implementation of Austria's postwar neutrality. Gertraud Benke and Ruth Wodak provide in-depth analysis of a debate on Austrian National Television on "NATO and Neutrality," a microcosm of Austrian popular opinion that exposed all positions and ideological preferences on neutrality. The historian Oliver Rathkolb surveys international perceptions of Austrian neutrality over the past half-century. For comparative contrast David Irwin and John Wilson apply Foucault's theoretical framework to the history and debates on neutrality in Ireland. Political scientists Heinz Grtner and Paul Luif provide examples of how Austrian neutrality has been handled in the past and today. Michael Gehler analyzes Austria's response to the Hungarian crisis of 1956 and Klaus Eisterer reviews the Austrian legation's handling of the 1968 Czechoslovak crisis.
Gnter Bischof is professor of history and executive director of Center Austria at the University of New Orleans. Anton Pelinka is professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck and director of the Institute of Conflict Research in Vienna. Ruth Wodak is professor in the linguistics department at the University of Vienna and director of the research center "Discourse, Politics, Identity" at the Austrian Academy of Science.
Overviews of the most influential theoretical approaches, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Habermas and Marx; Methodological approaches to language and politics, covering – among others – content analysis, conversation analysis, multimodal analysis and narrative analysis; Genres of political action from speech-making and policy to national anthems and billboards; Cutting-edge case studies about hot-topic socio-political phenomena, such as ageing, social class, gendered politics and populism.
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politicsis a vibrant survey of this key field and is essential reading for advanced students and researchers studying language and politics.