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Legitimización y (re)producción discursiva de la dominación social : estudio de caso del discurso político británico y la ocupación israelí de Palestina

Legitimization and the discursive (re)production of social domination: case study of British political discourse and the Israeli occupation of Palestine
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Jacobson, Matthew

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Abstract This research focuses on the discourses and strategies used by British political representatives in justifying continued 'support' for the Israeli occupation government in Palestine. As a member of the liberally identified 'Western' alliance, Britain, must justify its invested interests in the region, given Israel's internationally criticized occupation practices. Between the months of May through July 2004 seven interviews were conducted with Members of British Parliament and the representative of a major London based pro-Israeli lobby organization concerning their rationales for the British government's position towards the Israeli government's occupation practices. A critical discursive analysis highlights key ideological and discursive themes forming the legitimizing rationales for the British position and involvements in the region. These rationales are seen as ideologically 'necessary' in negotiating the contradictory 'gaps' between neoliberalist identifications and practices. Given contemporary hegemonic contestations, the discussion highlights the necessity of an ideological and material analysis in studying Western discursive (re)productions of social domination.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Politics; Discourse; Great Britain; Middle East; Palestine; Public Support; Political Representation; Legitimization; Social domination; Representational analysis
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 34-55
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2007) 11
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications