Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

Constructing the Welfare State in the British Press

What Conservatives Know that Liberals Don't. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Lakoff, G. (2004). Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives.

Author: Malgorzata Paprota

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350125339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Analysing political discourse in the British press during a time of crisis and austerity, this book examines how the concept of the welfare state has been constructed between 2008 and 2015. At a time when the financial crisis and government policies have put the welfare state under increased pressure, a corpus from four British newspapers from across the political spectrum - the Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, and Daily Telegraph - is brought together to investigate the political debate on its evaluation and the ambiguity about its exact definition. Combining two theoretical approaches, Malgorzata Paprota outlines the figurative models and scenarios relevant to this element of the political system. The discourse-historical approach to discourse analysis is used to establish what the welfare state is, tracing the boundaries of the concept and which elements of political reality are explicitly associated with it. Conceptual metaphor theory is then used to explore the figurative conceptualisations of the welfare state. Together, this book shows the discursive construction, and shifting boundaries and metaphors, of the welfare state by the British press and its use in current political debates.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Don t Think of an Elephant

Don t Think of an Elephant

Offers a handbook for understanding the key issues in the 2004 election and beyond, discussing how progressives need to look at issues to counter conservative arguments.

Author: G. Lakoff

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 1417665890

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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Offers a handbook for understanding the key issues in the 2004 election and beyond, discussing how progressives need to look at issues to counter conservative arguments.
Categories: Political Science

Don t Think Of An Elephant How Democrats And Progressives Can Win

Don t Think Of An Elephant   How Democrats And Progressives Can Win

Author George Lakoff has become a key advisor to the Democratic party, helping them develop their message and frame the political debate. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments.

Author: George Lakoff

Publisher:

ISBN: 1931498822

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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Don't Think of an Elephant! is the definitive handbook for understanding what happened in the 2004 election and communicating effectively about key issues facing America today. Author George Lakoff has become a key advisor to the Democratic party, helping them develop their message and frame the political debate. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate. Lakoff's years of research and work with environmental and political leaders have been distilled into this essential guide, which shows progressives how to think in terms of values instead of programs, and why people vote their values and identities, often against their best interests. Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing's stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Read it, take action--and help take America back. How Democrats and Progressives Can Win (DVD) features a lively interview with George Lakoff, television news clips, and illustrative graphics, this is a must-see media tool for everyone who wants to better understand and communicate the progressive agenda. Includes "How to Debate a Conservative," "Know Your Values," and much more. Each DVD includes a summary card of key points. Produced by Educate the Base, LLC.
Categories: Political Science

Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies

Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies

William A. Andrews Jr. “Don't think of a voice! ... Whatever you do, do not think of an elephant. ... Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives (White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green, 2004), 3.

Author: Bonnie Howe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110350135

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Writing, reading, and interpretation are acts of human minds, requiring complex cognition at every point. A relatively new field of studies, cognitive linguistics, focuses on how language and cognition are interconnected: Linguistic structures both shape cognitive patterns and are shaped by them. The Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation section of the Society of Biblical Literature gathers scholars interested in applying cognitive linguistics to biblical studies, focusing on how language makes meaning, how texts evoke authority, and how contemporary readers interact with ancient texts. This collection of essays represents first fruits from the first six years (2006–2012) of that effort, drawing on cognitive metaphor study, mental spaces and conceptual blending, narrative theory, and cognitive grammar. Contributors include Eve Sweetser, Ellen van Wolde, Hugo Lundhaug and Jesper T. Nielsen.
Categories: Religion

Respectful Research With and About Young Families

Respectful Research With and About Young Families

Retrieved from Melbourne, VIC. https://aifs.gov.au/publications/parenting-australian-families Lakoff, G. (2004). Don't think of an elephant! Know your values and frame the debate: The essential guide for progressives.

Author: Alice Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030027162

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This book explores the distinctive theoretical and methodological features associated with conducting ethical and respectful research with young families, along with its unique considerations and challenges. With parents and young children understood to be both major players and ‘first educators’ in supporting childhood health, development and learning, this book examines how opportunities for research can be conceptualised within this privileged space. This volume embraces an interdisciplinary approach to this research, examining topics such as researcher identity and positioning, issues of consent, notions of power and relationships with families, methods for collecting data and frameworks for making sense of that data. Rather than providing concrete methods of practices and tools, this book will help raise the consciousness of researchers who are engaged in research with these young families. It is sure to appeal to students and scholars of education and early childhood development, as well as those concerned with conducting research ethically and respectfully.
Categories: Education

Framing Hijab in the European Mind

Framing Hijab in the European Mind

In A. Ortony (Ed.),Metaphor and thought (2nd ed., pp. 202–251). Cambridge University Press. Lakoff, G. (2004).Don't think of an elephant! Know your values and frame the debate. The Essential Guide for Progressives, ...

Author: Ghufran Khir-Allah

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811616532

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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This book compares how British and Spanish media have covered the French ban on hijab wearing in public schools. Using interdisciplinary approaches ranging from social psychology, semiology, cognitive linguistics and sociology, it seeks to explain how the hijab is interpreted as a sign by the mainstream culture, and hijab-wearing Muslim sub-culture. Based on an analysis of 108 articles published in the national newspaper from each context, this comparative study operates on two levels: a micro-level analysis of within-culture variations between mainstream culture and the hijab-wearing women; and a macro-level analysis of the cross-cultural variation between the British context and the Spanish one. The result is a profound insight into how each discourse reveals the different level of social integration of hijab-wearing women in these two different contexts. The Analysis methodology combines between Critical Discourse Analysis CDA, Conceptual Metaphor Theory CMT, and Cognitive Linguistics CL. The book introduces a novel analysis methodology for social and linguistic sciences. It is the Cognitive Critical Discourse Analysis methodology CCDA.
Categories: Social Science

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2004. —. “Why It Matters How We Frame the Environment.” Environmental Communication: A ...

Author: Per Espen Stoknes

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603585835

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Today, about 98 percent of scientists affirm that climate change is human made, and about 2 percent still question it. Despite that overwhelming majority, though, about half the population of rich countries, like ours, choose to believe the 2 percent. And, paradoxically, this large camp of deniers grows even larger as more and more alarming proof of climate change has cropped up over the last decades. This disconnect has both climate scientists and activists scratching their heads, growing anxious, and responding, usually, by repeating more facts to "win" the argument. But, the more climate facts pile up, the greater the resistance to them grows, and the harder it becomes to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Is humanity up to the task? It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and climate expert Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples, he shows how to retell the story of climate change and apply communication strategies more fit for the task.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language

The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language

(2004) Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives, White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing. Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (1980) Metaphors We Live By, Chicago, ...

Author: Elena Semino

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317374718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language. Featuring 35 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, the volume takes a broad view of the field of metaphor and language, and brings together diverse and distinct theoretical and applied perspectives to cover six key areas: Theoretical approaches to metaphor and language, covering Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Relevance Theory, Blending Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory; Methodological approaches to metaphor and language, discussing ways of identifying metaphors in verbal texts, images and gestures, as well as the use of corpus linguistics; Formal variation in patterns of metaphor use across text types, historical periods and languages; Functional variation of metaphor, in contexts including educational, commercial, scientific and political discourse, as well as online trolling; The applications of metaphor for problem solving, in business, education, healthcare and conflict situations; Language, metaphor, and cognitive development, examining the processing and comprehension of metaphors. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Metaphor is a must-have survey of this key field, and is essential reading for those interested in language and metaphor.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Radical Conservatism

Radical Conservatism

... a brief and more partisan guide to “ progressives ” in Don't Think of an Elephant ! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate : The Essential Guide for Progressives ( White River Junction , Vt .: Chelsea Green , 2004 ) . 70.

Author: Robert Brent Toplin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064732996

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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An unflinching look at the origins, philosophy, meanings, and impact of the radical form of conservatism that currently dominates American politics. Analyzing the literature (books, magazines, newspapers) and broadcast sources that define and promote conservatism, Toplin leads the reader on a provocative tour of the conservative mind as viewed by a liberal tour guide.
Categories: Political Science