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.
Informed by the latest research and The Open University’s wide experience of writing accessible and innovative texts, this book:
The politics of language and creativity in a globalised world is essential reading for all students of English language studies.
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