19 January 2017
We are pleased to announce that Ruth Wodak has recently been awarded the Austrian Book Prize for the 2016 German translation of The Politics of Fear - Politik mit der Angst.

Ruth's award is in the category of Humanities and Social Sciences. The official ceremony will take place on February 20, 2017, in the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.

Ruth Wodak's book The Politics of Fear - What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage 2015) was published October 2, 2015. In it, she focusses on the discourse, rhetoric, performance and argumentation of populist right-wing politicians across Europe (compared with the “tea-party/ies” movement in the US) on the front- and back-stage. Specifically, she elaborates on the (inter)dependencies between politics and the media in several case studies. The recontextualisation and glocalisation of images and posters across several European right-wing political parties also form a relevant focus of this book. 

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