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Talking conflict : the loaded language of genocide, political violence, terrorism, and warfare

Author: Anna M Wittmann
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides background information about how language is used to obfuscate or minimize descriptions of armed conflict or genocide and presents examples of the major rhetorical devices used in this subject matter. It focuses on the "loaded" language of conflict, with many of the entries demonstrating the function of given terms as euphemisms, propaganda, or circumlocutions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Terminology
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wittmann, Anna M.
Talking conflict.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
(DLC) 2016026675
(OCoLC)910091726
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna M Wittmann
ISBN: 9781440834257 1440834253
OCLC Number: 959610953
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 386 pages)
Contents: List of alphabetical entries --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction : the rhetoric of conflict --
Entries : A-Z --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Anna M. Wittmann.

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This book provides background information about how language is used to obfuscate or minimize descriptions of armed conflict or genocide and presents examples of the major rhetorical devices used in this subject matter. It focuses on the "loaded" language of conflict, with many of the entries demonstrating the function of given terms as euphemisms, propaganda, or circumlocutions.

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"The author's impartiality and authoritative subject knowledge distinguish this work. Without bias or judgement, Wittman clearly conveys how words can serve as persuasive tools to incite violence, Read more...

 
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