Political Catchphrases and Contemporary History: A Critique of New Normals

Gupta, Suman (2022). Political Catchphrases and Contemporary History: A Critique of New Normals. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

Offers extensive discussion of contemporary catchphrases like 'new normal' and 'we are the 99%' and catchwords like 'resilience' and 'austerity'

Presents a history of, roughly, the period 2001-2020, with a focus on important junctures such as 9/11, the 2002 dot-com crash, the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the Occupy movement of 2011-2012 and other subsequent mass protests, and the Covid-19 outbreak

Covers issues of the moment such as austerity policies and protests, marketization and neoliberalism, flexible working, online education, climate change, populism and political polarization, mass protests, and pandemic responses and restrictions

Proposes a distinctive approach to contemporary history and a theory of political catchphrases

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