Comparative Analysis of Dominance and Resistance in the Rhetoric of Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez: A CDA Perspective

Authors

  • Syed Sajjad Ali Lecturer in English NUML Peshawar campus Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33195/7rt8xe94

Keywords:

CDA, Resistance, domination, injustice, discursive devices, positive self-representation, negative other representation

Abstract

This article intends to compare the speeches of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez with the help of Critical Discourse Analysis. This article has applied Van Dijk’s theoretical framework to dig out the issues of domination, imperialism, violence, resistance and injustice not only in a social context but also in a political arena inculcated in speeches. The research has analyzed one speech of each president qualitatively to investigate the concepts of resistance against the hegemonic domination of the US. The study finds that both the leaders have utilized positive self-representation and negative other representation with the help of discursive devices. The study has also found the brutality, domination and injustice of the US. There may be found ideological similarities between the two presidents' positions over the imperialist designs. They are agreed that certain global powers' incursions and hegemonies need to be resisted due to their designs of imperialism and hegemony in places like the Middle East and Venezuela. The Study recommends that resistance rhetoric in politics can be significantly helpful in terms of international political diplomacies and policies for the nations of the world.

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Published

12/30/2021

How to Cite

Syed Sajjad Ali. (2021). Comparative Analysis of Dominance and Resistance in the Rhetoric of Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez: A CDA Perspective. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 5(II), 335-358. https://doi.org/10.33195/7rt8xe94

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