Media and Affective Mythologies: Discourse, Archetypes and Ideology in Contemporary Politics

Media and Affective Mythologies: Discourse, Archetypes and Ideology in Contemporary Politics

by Darren Kelsey

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319607580
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Darren Kelsey is Head of Media, Culture, Heritage and co-convener of the Newcastle Critical Discourse Group at Newcastle University, UK.Darren’s publications have focused on media mythologies and ideology, war and terrorism, moral storytelling, the banking crisis, right wing populism, journalism ethics, social media, and surveillance and affect theory.

Table of Contents

1. Why study mythology and how is it affective?.-2. Affective apparatus: collective unconscious, archetypes and the transpersonal.-3. Hero’s journey: Nigel Farage, the EU and Brexit.-4. The city Trickster: Bankers, moral tales and contemporary capitalism.-5. Children, shadows and scapegoats: The child abuse scandals of Rotherham Council and Jimmy Savile.-6. Collective individuation as spiritual revolution: the affective mythology of Russell Brand.-7. Affective mythologies: Where do we go from here?

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“This highly original, interdisciplinary work is daring and fascinating. The author succeeds in outlining a ‘psychodiscursive’ approach to Critical Discourse Studies which combines semiotic approaches to myth with aspects of Jungian psychoanalysis to reveal the ideological and affective properties of media texts in a range of contemporary political contexts.” (Christopher Hart, Lancaster University, UK)

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