Cornelia Ilie. 2024. Manufacturing Dissent: Manipulation and Counter-Manipulation Strategies in Times of Crisis.

Title: Manufacturing Dissent: Manipulation and Counter-Manipulation Strategies in Times of Crisis
Editor: Cornelia Ilie
Publisher: John Benjamins (Amsterdam)
Year: 2024

Cornelia Ilie. 2024. Manufacturing Dissent: Manipulation and Counter-Manipulation Strategies in Times of Crisis. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Spotlighting case studies of manipulation practices at the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in different countries and socio-political circumstances, the authors expose context-specific discourse and argumentation strategies of ‘infodemics’ (misleading information and fake news), public policy mismanagement, deceptive online and offline communication tactics, and conspiracy narratives, which end up disrupting community social cohesion. In addition to targeting manipulation-driven dissent across discourse genres through corpus-based investigations, a major strength of this volume consists in debunking manipulation while foregrounding compelling acts of counter-manipulation.
The volume’s breadth of topics, depth of analytical insights and range of methodological frameworks provide unique perspectives by capturing crisis-related manipulations across a worldwide political and cultural spectrum (Austria, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States), with a focus on the scale and extent of multifaceted repercussions. Reaching beyond the boundaries of pragmatics and discourse analysis, this book should be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners of rhetoric, argumentation, media studies, social and political sciences.

Proceedings of the 4th ESTIDIA Conference | IJCCSEC – Volume 6, Issue 1, 2017  


This special issue of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication offers a peer-reviewed selection of thematically representative papers resented at the 4th ESTIDIA Conference hosted by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, on 29-30 September 2017. The conference, whose title was “Dialogues without Borders: Strategies of Interpersonal and Inter-group Communication”, brought together an international group of junior and established scholars representing a wide range of disciplines and research approaches to dialogic strategies of interpersonal and inter-group communication. One of the major goals of the contributions included in the present issue is to highlight the role of contextspecific communication practices in dealing, from different disciplinary perspectives, with challenging situations emerging in interpersonal and inter-group encounters in 21st century societies, and mainly with the representation of individual and group migration processes, culture-specific perceptions of migrants/migration, as well as online and offline discourses about migrants.

ISSN 2285 – 3324
ISSN-L = 2285 – 3324
DOI: (Digital Object Identifier):10.5682/22853324

Coordinator: Cornelia ILIE

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