Fairclough, Norman (2003) Political correctness. Discourse and Society, 14 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1460-3624Full text not available from this repository.
In this article, I approach the controversy over `political correctness' (PC) in terms of three questions: a socio-historical question, a theoretical question and a political question as follows. (1) Why this apparently increasing focus in politics on achieving social and political change through changing culture and changing language - what has happened socially that can explain the `cultural turn' and the `language turn' in politics, in social and political theory, and in other domains of social practice? (2) How are we to understand the relationships among culture, language and other elements of social life and social practices - how are we to understand the relationship between change in culture and language, and social change? (3) For those who are politically committed to substantive social and political change (whether on the right or on the left), what place can a politics centred around culture and language have in a political strategy which is to have some chance of success? The article concludes with a discussion of strategies and tactics for contesting critiques of `PC'.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Discourse and Society|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||culture • dialectics • discourse • political correctness|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited By:||Prof Norman Fairclough|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2008 13:28|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2016 01:10|
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