LANGUAGE and COMMUNICATION CLICHES
Laurie Taylor talks till the cows come home with the doyen of cultural studies, Professor Richard Hoggart and socio-linguist, Professor Deborah Cameron, on the subject of communication and its cornucopia of cliché.
They discuss why we all reach for ready-made expressions in every day speech, what this everyday language reveals about individual identity, its effect on thought processes and the uses and dangers of the new idioms of today’s burgeoning communications skills industry.
THE SOCIOLOGY OF MORALS
Laurie Taylor is taken on an express trip through Western political philosophy in the company of Professor Steven Lukes, sociologist and satirist, whose favourite pastime is confronting liberal thought with its own limitations.
Professor Richard Hoggart
As Professor of Modern English Literature at BirminghamUniversity, he founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. He has authored or edited twenty seven books including:
Everyday Language and Everyday Life
The Uses of Literacy
The Way We Live Now
Pimlico ISBN 0712673512
Professor Deborah Cameron
Professor of Languages and Head of School of Culture, Language and Communication at the Institute of Education
Good to Talk: Living and Working in a Communication Culture
Sage Publications Ltd
Routledge ISBN 041510355X
Professor Steven Lukes
Professor of Sociology at New York University and co-editor of the European Journal of Sociology.
Liberals and Cannibals, The Implications of Diversity
Verso ISBN 1 85984 595 9
The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat
Verso ISBN 1 85984 073 6
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