Research in Critical Discourse Studies - Website Teun A. van Dijk


Project on Racism and Discourse



The project on Racism and Discourse is an ongoing, long-term project that has been active since 1981, when I started to investigate the role of the Dutch media in the reproduction of racism. Since then, many other sub-projects have been carried out, for instance on everyday conversations and storytelling about immigrants (in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and San Diego, California), the representation of immigrants and Third World peoples in (Dutch) social science textbooks, the discourses of politicians, both in Europe and the USA, on immigration (a project carried out by a team led by Ruth Wodak and myself), as well as the discourses of business managers. Racism and the media has been a permanent concern of this project. One of the major findings of these projects was about the prominent role of the "symbolic elites" in the (pre) formulation of racism in society. The last years the project has focused on the same topics in Spain and Latin America. Results of all these projects have been published in a large number of books and articles (see below). It is also this project that has ongoingly been the inspiration for my more general motivation to engage in Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) - which I now prefer to call CDS - as well as my study of ideology and related topics.

My publications on discourse and racism

Books and special journal issues

  • Minderheden in de media . (Minorities in the media). Amsterdam: SUA, 1983.
  • Prejudice in discourse. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1984.
  • Communicating Racism. Ethnic Prejudice in Thought and Talk. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1987.
  • Schoolvoorbeelden van racisme. De reproduktie van racisme in maatschappijleerboeken (Textbook examples of racism. The reproduction of racism in social science textbooks). Amsterdam: Socialistische Uitgeverij Amsterdam, 1987.
  • Discourse, racism and ideology. Special issue of TEXT, 8(1), 1988. (With R. Wodak).
  • Discourse and Discrimination. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press (with Geneva Smitherman-Donaldson, Eds.).
  • Racism and the Press. London: Routledge, 1991.
  • Elite discourse and racism. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993.
  • Prensa, racismo y poder. México: Universidad IberoAmericana, 1995. (Translation in Spanish of the papers "Power and the News Media" and "Elites, Racism and the Press").
  • Discourse, racism and ideology. La Laguna (Spain): RCEI Ediciones, 1996.
  • Racismo y análisis crítico de los medios. Barcelona: Paidos, 1997
  • Racism at the Top. Parliamentary Discourses on Ethnic Issues in Six European Countries. Klagenfurt: Drava Verlag, 2000. (con Ruth Wodak, Eds.)
  • Dominación étnica y racismo discursivo en España y América Latina. Barcelona: Gedisa, 2003.
  • Discourse and racism in Spain and Latin America. Amsterdam:  Benjamins,  2005. (Extended English version Dominación étnica...).
  • Discursos sobre la inmigración en España. Los medios de comunicación, los parlamentos y las administraciones. Barcelona: Cidob, 2007 (con Ricard Zapata-Barrero, como primer editor, Eds.).
  • Racismo y discurso en América Latina. Barcelona: Gedisa, 2007 (Portuguese published by Contexto, São Paulo, 2008; English version to be published by Lexington Books, Lanham MD, 2009).

Articles

  • Minderheden in de media (Minorities in the media). In: J. Onstenk, (Ed.) Etniese minderheden in Nederland (Ethnic minorities in the netherlands). University of Delft: Studium Generale, 1982, 59-78.
  • Psychologie en racisme-onderzoek (Psychology and racism research). University of Amsterdam, Laboratory of Psychology: Spiegeloog , 11, 1984, 3-4.
  • When majorities talk about minorities. Notes on ethnic prejudice in cognition and discourse. In M. McLaughlin (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 9 (1985). (pp. 57-82). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
  • Elite discourse and racism. In I. Zavala, T.A. van Dijk, & M. Diaz- Diocaretz (Eds.), Approaches to discourse, poetics and psychiatry , pp. 81-122. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1987.
*French translation (partial), "Discours de l'élite et racisme", Cahiers de praxématique 17, 1991, 49-71.
*Spanish translation of French translation, "El racismo de la elite", Archipielago 14 (1993), 106-111.
  • Mediating racism. The role of the media in the reproduction of racism. Short version In R. Wodak (Ed.), Language, Power and Ideology , pp. 199-226. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1987.
  • Discourse and the reproduction of racism. Paper World Congress of Sociology. Delhi, Summer 1986. CRES Publication Series. Working paper No 6. Center for Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), University of Amsterdam, 1987.
  • How 'They' Hit the Headlines. Ethnic Minorities in the Press. In Geneva Smitherman-Donaldson & Teun A. van Dijk (Eds.), Discourse and Discrimination . (C.6). pp. 221-262. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1988.
  • Structures and strategies of discourse and prejudice. Social psychological and methodological perspectives. Paper Int. Conference 'Ethnic Minorities in Social Psychological Perspective. Leiden, October 30, 1987. In J.P. van Oudenhoven & T.M. Willemsen (Eds.), Ethnic minorities. Social psychological perspectives. Amsterdam/Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1989, pp. 115-138.
*Spanish translation in Yolanda Pastor Ruiz (Ed.), Psicología social de la comunicación. Aspectos básicos y aplicados. (pp. 101-118). Madrid: Ediciones Pirámide.
  • Racism and argumentation: "Race Riot" Rhetoric in Tabloid Editorials. In F. H. van Eemeren, et al. (Eds.) Argumentation illuminated. Dordrecht: Foris, 1992, pp. 242-259.
  • Elite discourse and the reproduction of racism. In R. K. Slayden & D. Slayden (Eds.) Hate Speech. (pp. 1-27). Newbury Park: Sage, 1995.
*Portuguese translation, "Discurso de elite e reproducão do racismo", Delta (SÆo Paulo), 8, 1992, 1-36.
  • Stories and Racism. In D. Mumby (Ed.). Narrative and social control . (Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993, 121-142.
  • Discourse and the denial of racism. Discourse & Society , 3 (1992), 87-118.
  • Text, talk, elites and racism. Discours Social/Social Discourse (Montreal), 4 (1/2), 1992, 37-62.
*Spanish translation in Teun A. van Dijk, Prensa, racismo y poder. Mexico:  Universidad Ibero-Americana, 1995.
*Portuguese translation "O poder e a Mídia Jornalística. Palavra [Rio de  Janeiro]  4(1997), 167-187.
  • Elites, Racism and the Press. Zeitschrift fuer Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, 97 (1995), 86-115.
*Spanish translation in Teun A. van Dijk, Prensa, racismo y poder. México: Universidad Iberoamericana, 1995.
  • Racism, elites and conversation. Atlantis (Revista de la Asociacion espa¤ola de estudios anglo-norteamericanos) . 14 (1/2), 1992, 201-257.
  • Analyzing racism through discourse analysis. Some methodological reflections. In J. Stanfield (Ed.), Race and ethnicity in Research Methods . (pp. 92-134). Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993.
  • Theses on the Rise of European Racism, and How to Combat it. Socialist Studies Bulletin , 30, 1992, 17-23.
  • Political discourse and racism. Describing Others in Western Parliaments. In S. H. Riggins (Ed.), The Language and Politics of Exclusion. Others in Discourse. (pp. 31-64). Thousand Oaks, CA: -Sage, 1997.
  • Denying Racism: Elite discourse and racism. In J. Solomos & J. Wrench (Eds.). Racism and Migration in Western Europe. (pp. 179-193). Oxford: Berg, 1993.
  • Racism, monitoring and the media. In Kaarle Nordenstreng & Michael Griffin (Eds.), International Media Monitoring. (pp. 307-316). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1999.
  • New(s) Racism. A discourse analytical approach. In: Simon Cottle (Ed.),  Ethnic Minorities and the Media. (pp. 33-49). Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Press, 2000.
*Spanish version "Nuevo racismo y noticias. Un enfoque discursivo" in Mary Nash, Rosa Tello, & Núria Benach (Eds.), Inmigración, género y espacios urbanos. Los retos de la diversidad. (pp. 33-55). Barcelona, Edicions Bellaterra, 2005.
  • Ideologies, racism, discourse: Debates on immigration and ethnic issues. In Jessika ter Wal & Maykel Verkuyten (Eds.), Comparative perspectives on racism. (pp. 91-116). Aldershot etc.: Ashgate, 2000.
  • On the analysis of parliamentary debates on immigration. In M. Reisigl & R. Wodak (Eds.), The semiotics of racism. Approaches to critical discourse analysis. (pp. 85-103). Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2000.
  • Sinterklaas en Zwarte Piet: Is het racism of is 't het niet? In L. Helder & S. Gravenbergh (Eds.), Sinterklaasje, kom maar binnen met je knecht , (pp: 118-135). Berchem: Epo.
  • Discourse and racism. In David Goldberg & John Solomos (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies. (pp. 145-159). Oxford: Blackwell.
*Spanish version in Persona y Sociedad (Santiago, Chile), 16(3), 2002,  191-205.
  • The Reality of Racism. On analyzing parliamentary debates on immigration. In Guido Zurstiege (Hrsg.), Festschrift. Für die Wirklichkeit (=Festschrift for Siegfried Schmidt). (pp. 211-226). Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2000.
  • Racist Discourse. In Ellis Cashmore (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies. (pp. 351-355). London: Routledge, 2004.
  • Discourse and racism in Spain. Lecture APAC-ELT, Barcelona 27 de febrero de 2004. Apac 53 (2005), 19-25.
  • Racism, discourse and textbooks. Paper for a symposium on Human Rights in Textbooks, organized by the History Foundation, Istanbul, April 2004.  Published electronically in Spanish as "Racismo, discurso y libros de texto. La cobertura de la inmigración en los libros españoles," Potlatch 2(2) (Buenos Aires), Verano 2005 (www.potlatch.com.ar).
  • Elite discourse and institutional racism. To be published in Cameron McCarthy & Cathryn Teasley (Eds.), Transnational Perspective on Culture, Policy and Education. Redirecting Cultural Studies in Neoliberal Times. (pp. 93-111). New York: Lang, 2008.
*Swedish version published in Paulina de los Reyes & Masoud Kamali (Eds.), Bortom Vi och Dom. Teoretiska reflektioner om makt, integration och strukturell diskriminering. (pp. 113-137). Stockholm: Statens Offentliga Utrednigar, 2005.
*Partial French version: Multitudes, 23 (2005), 41-52.
*Spanish version in Manuel Lario Bastida (Ed.), Medios de comunicación e inmigración. (pp. 15-34). Murcia: Convivir sin racismo.    
  • Reproducing Racism: The Role of the Press. Inaugural lecture IX Congress on Inmigration, Almería 21-23 April, 2005.
*Spanish version "Reproducir el racismo: el rol de la prensa". In Francisco Checa y Olmos (Ed.), La inmigración sale a la calle. Communicación y discursos políticos sobre el fenómeno migratorio. (pp. 19-49). Barcelona: Icaria.
  • Racism and the Press in Spain.  In José Luis Blas, Manuela Casanova, Mónica Velando & Javier Vellón (Eds.), Discurso y Sociedad II. Nuevas contribuciuones al estudio de la lengua en un contexto social. (pp. 59-99). Castelló de la Plana: Universitat Jaume I.
*Spanish version, "El racismo y la prensa en España" in a Antonio Bañón Hernández (Ed.), Discurso periodístico y procesos migratorios. (pp. 27-80). Donostia: Gakoa Liburuak, 2007.
*German version in a book edited by Siegfried Jäger.
  • Racism and the European Press. Statement for the meeting of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), November 16, 2006. Published in Proceedings Combating Racism while respecting freedom of expression. (pp. 31-33). Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2007.
  • Racismo, Prensa e Islam. Derechos Humanos. Revista semestral de Derechos Humanos. Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Andalucía (APDHA), Sevilla. Número 5, Nueva edición, Mayo 2008, 17-20.
  • Racismo y política en España. In S.O.S. Racismo. (2008). Informe anual 2008. Sobre el racismo en el Estado español. (pp. 151-156). Barcelona: Icaria.
  • Teaching Ethnic Diversity in Journalism School. Universidad Pomeu Fabra, Barcelona. GRITIM working papers 7 (2011).
  • Discourse Analysis of Racism. In John Stanfield (Ed.), Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods. (pp. 43-66). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2011.
  • Discourse and Racism. Some Conclusions of 30 year of research. Paper 17th International Workshop of Critical Discourse Analysis. Madrid, 24-25 March, 2011. In: Marianella Ledesma Narváez (Ed.), Justicia, derecho, sociedad. Debates interdisciplinares para el análisis de la justicia en el Perú. (pp. 185-203). Lima: Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Tribunal Constitucional del Peru, 2015. Short version in Alessandro Capone & Jacob L. Mey (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society. (pp. 285-295). Heidelberg: Springer, 2016.
  • Racism in the Press. In Nancy Bonvillain (Ed.), Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. (pp. 384-392). London: Routledge, 2015. 






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