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Book 3: The Politics of Language and Creativity in a Globalised World

Language and creativity books

Series editor: Philip Seargeant

The Politics of Language and Creativity in a Globalised World, edited by David Hann and Theresa Lillis, explores the many ways in which linguistic creativity is a resource for political activity. It examines the politics surrounding the production, ownership and evaluation of different kinds of creative activity in contemporary society. The book focuses on the explosion of creative ‘production’ across texts, modes, media and technologies in contemporary society and examines how this historic shift from reception to production is raising questions about what gets valued as ‘creative’ and why.

The book uses authentic examples from the spectrum of creative text-making practices - including adverts, social media, hip hop and political speeches  – to illustrate the nature, value and significance of creative activity for everyday life. The book includes a range of analytic approaches that are essential for examining contemporary creative practice, drawing from stylistics, social semiotics, multimodality, aesthetics, discourse studies and rhetoric.

E302 book cover 3 The politics of language and creativity in a globalised world

Informed by the latest research and The Open University’s wide experience of writing accessible and innovative texts, this book:

  • clearly explains basic concepts and ideas
  • contains a range of source material and commissioned readings to supplement chapters
  • includes contributions from leading experts in their fields including Deborah Cameron, Guy Cook, Kristina Hultgren, Colleen McKenna and Rob Pope
  • is international in scope, encompassing examples and case studies from the Middle East, UK, North America, Africa, Europe and Asia
  • is illustrated in full colour to bring the fascinating study of language and creativity to life.

The politics of language and creativity in a globalised world is essential reading for all students of English language studies.

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