The Language of Contention: Revolutions in Words, 1688-2012

Tarrow, Sidney

Authored by DPDF 2010 Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Contentious Politics Research Director Sidney Tarrow.

This book examines the relations between the material and political bases of contentious politics and the construction, diffusion, and endurance of contentious language. Beginning with the language of revolution developed from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, it examines contentious language at work, in gender and race relations and in nationalist and ethnic movements. It closes with an examination of emotions in contentious politics, reflecting on the changes in political language since 9/11 and assessing the impact of religion and recent innovations in electronic communication on the language of politics.

Title
The Language of Contention: Revolutions in Words, 1688-2012
Author
Tarrow, Sidney
Published
Cambridge University Press, August 2013
ISBN
9781107693289
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Citation
Tarrow, Sidney, The Language of Contention: Revolutions in Words, 1688-2012 (Cambridge University Press, August 2013), http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/comparative-politics/language-contention-revolutions-words-16882012, 262.