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Compassion and war: A critical discourse analysis of the social practice of voluntary community service in contemporary America

Sandaran, Shanti Chandran.;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This study undertakes a critical investigation of the ideology underpinning the social practice of voluntary community service (VCS) in contemporary America. VCS is described as a hegemonic practice promoted by the Bush government, with the aim of social regulation and control of the people. The study combines Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) with Michel Foucault's theorising of the practices of modern government, for its methodological and analytical procedures. It incorporates Wodak's Discourse Historical Approach and Van Leeuwen's discourse analytical approach, i.e. recontextualisation, representation of social actors and social action, and legitimation. Two...
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free text keywords: E151, PN0080
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