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Contesting Europe S Eastern Rim

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Author: Dr. Ljiljana Saric
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847694867
Size: 69.37 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Since 1989, Europe’s eastern rim has been in constant flux. This collection focuses on how political and economic transformations have triggered redefinitions of cultural identity. Using discursive modes of identity construction (deconstruction, reconstruction, reformulation, and invention) the book focuses on the creation of opposition to old and new 'outsiders' and 'insiders' in Europe. The linguistic study of discourse elements in connection with an exploration of the significance of metaphors in anchoring individual and collective identity is innovative and allows for a unique analysis of public discourse in Europe.

Politische Und Mediale Diskurse

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Author: Anja Hennemann
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732900746
Size: 25.89 MB
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Category : Communication in politics
Languages : de
Pages : 292
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Wie kommt die Krise in die Zeitung? Welche Taktik steckt hinter Wahlkampffloskeln? Und was sagt die Sprachwissenschaft dazu? Die Autoren dieses Buches analysieren den Diskurs zwischen Politik und Medien aus romanistisch-linguistischer Perspektive und stellen hier einige korpusgestützte Fallstudien vor. Sie untersuchen darin unter anderem Wahlkampfstrategien und -taktiken sowie die mediale Darstellung der politischen Krise in den romanischen Ländern. Die empirisch belegten Analysen thematisieren sowohl einzelsprachliche Phänomene als auch sprachübergreifende Gemeinsamkeiten, wobei einzelne Studien mitunter weit über die lexikalische Ebene hinausgehen. Mit Beiträgen von Lidia Becker, Verónica Böhm, Karin Ewert-Kling, Anja Hennemann und Claudia Schlaak, Antje Lobin, Kathleen Plötner, Goranka Rocco, Elmar Schafroth und Carsten Sinner.

Transforming National Holidays

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Author: Ljiljana Šari?
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027206384
Size: 28.42 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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How do people construct collective identity during profound societal transformations? This volume examines the discursive construction of identity related to important national holidays in nine countries of Central Europe and the Balkans: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, and Slovakia. The chapters focus on the decades during which these countries moved from communism towards democracy and a market economy. This transition saw revivals of national values and a new significance of regional and transnational ties, entangled with negotiations of national identity that have been particularly lively in discourse concerning national holidays. The chapters apply discourse analysis in addition to approaches from history, sociology, political science, and anthropology. All of the analyses make use of empirical material in the Slavic languages, including newspaper articles, interviews and other media contributions, sermons, addresses, and speeches by members of the political elite.

Beyond Boycotts

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Author: Philippe Vonnard
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110529092
Size: 38.82 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of "soft power" during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events "beyond boycotts"many and that unknown connections existed inside sport. Morevoer, many actors were involved in these exchanges. Thus, it is important not only to focus on the action of States, but also on private actors (international sporting bodies and journalists), considering that they acted around sport (an "apolitic" field) as it was tool to maintain links between the two blocs. Our project offers a good opportunity for young scholars to present original research based on new materials (notably the use of institutional or personals archives). Morevoer, it is also a step forward with a view to conduct research within a global history paradigm, one that is still underused in sport academic fields.

The Politics Of Europeanization And Post Socialist Transformations

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Author: N. Lindstrom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352183
Size: 71.49 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 99
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This study examines conflicts arising from the dual processes of Europeanization and post-socialist transformations, from gaining independence in 1991 to facing the current economic crisis. Through an in-depth comparison of Estonia and Slovenia over time, it shows how elite actors within these two very different welfare capitalist states resisted EU pressures to change their cohesive and successful national models.

Migration And The Crisis Of Democracy In Contemporary Europe

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Author: Christoph M. Michael
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030640698
Size: 44.34 MB
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Languages : en
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Lgbt Activism And Europeanisation In The Post Yugoslav Space

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Author: Bojan Bilić
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137572612
Size: 73.94 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Europe and the European Union are unavoidable, if ambiguous, political references in the post-Yugoslav space. This volume interrogates the forms and implications of the increasingly potent symbolic nexus that has developed between non-heterosexual sexualities, LGBT activism(s) and Europeanisation(s) in all of the Yugoslav successor states. Contributors to this book show how the long EU accession process disseminates discursive tools employed in LGBT activist struggles for human rights and equality. This creates a linkage between “Europeanness” and “gay emancipation” which elevates certain forms of gay activist engagement and perhaps also non-heterosexuality, more generally, to a measure of democracy, progress and modernity. At the same time, it relegates practices of intolerance to the LGBT community to the status of non-European primitivist Other who is inevitably positioned in the patriarchal past that should be left behind. >

Speaking Of Europe

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Author: Kjersti Fløttum
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027272034
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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Recent years have witnessed the European Union struggling to keep Europe together in increasingly difficult economic and political circumstances. Communication within and about European institutions has become more challenging in this perplexing political environment, demonstrating the complex nature of EU political discourse. In order to highlight these complexities, the contributors to this volume present different theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of diverse facets of EU discourse, realized through a variety of linguistic and discursive phenomena. The approaches represent rhetorical theory, metaphor and conceptual theory, cognitive and corpus linguistics, lexical statistics, polyphony, logical semantics, pragmatic and philosophical perspectives. Through this multitude of perspectives the book complements existing approaches and suggests new approaches in the study of political discourse.

European Identities In Discourse

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Author: Franco Zappettini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350042978
Size: 40.74 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Based on empirical research, this book closely analyses how European identities are discursively produced. It focuses on discourse from members of a civic association active in promoting democracy and attempting participation in the transnational public sphere. Unlike previous books that have addressed the question of European identity from top-down stances or through methodological nationalism, this book engages with the multifaceted concept of transnationalism as a key to the negotiation of 'glocal' identities. Applying a discourse historical approach (DHA) through a transnational reading, it shows how grassroots actors/speakers construct their different cultural and political affiliations as both world and European citizens. They negotiate institutional identities and historical discourses of nationhood through new forms of mobility, cultural diversity and the imagination of Europe as a proxy for a cosmopolitan civil society. These discourses are ever more important in a fractured and polarised Europe falling prey to contrary discourses of nationhood and ethnic solidarity. Highlighting how transnational narratives of solidarity and the de-territorialisation of civic participation can impact on the (re)imagination of the European community beyond tropes like 'Fortress Europe' or intragovernmental politics, this important book shows how identification processes must be read through historical and global as well as localised contexts.

Glottogenesis And Language Conflicts In Europe

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Author: Sture Ureland
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832544445
Size: 49.52 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 332
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This book consisting of 21 articles is the result of three different symposia held in Zadar (2013), Moscow (2014) and Strasbourg (2016) with focus on two major topics: Glottogenesis and Conflicts in Europe and Safeguarding and protection of European lesser-used languages as formulated in the 1992 EU-Charter. PART I: Univ. of Zadar GLOTTOGENESIS ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT: General Introduction (Ureland), Hamel: From the Ice Age to modern languages SOUTHERN EUROPE: Genesis of French (Schmitt), Italian (Agresti, Begioni) and Spanish (Lüdtke) SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE: Genesis of Croatian (Socanac, Granic, Skelin Horvat/Simicic; Skevin/Markovic; Bulgarian (Choparinova) EASTERN EUROPE: Genesis of Russian (Oleinichenko, Iamshanova) CENTRAL EUROPE: Genesis of Germanic (Krasukhin) WESTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: Genesis of (Celtic): (Broderick) NORTHERN EUROPE: Genesis of North Sámi (Weinstock) PART II: Linguistic Institute of the Academy of Sciences Moscow Introduction (Ureland); Report on the Moscow Round Table (De Geer); The LSJ-Project (Steller) PART III: René Schickele-Gesellschaft and Council of Europe, Strasbourg Introduction (Ureland); Kalmyk (Bitkeeva); Latin (Merolle); Colloquium in Strasbourg (Woehrling)

Constructing A German Diaspora

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Author: Stefan Manz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131765823X
Size: 79.69 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations. They were represented as outposts of a "Greater German Empire" whose ethnic links had to be preserved for their own and the fatherland’s benefits. Did these ideas fall on fertile ground abroad? In the light of extreme social, political, and religious heterogeneity, diaspora construction did not redeem the all-encompassing fantasies of its engineers. But it certainly was at work, as nationalism "went global" in many German ethnic communities. Three thematic areas are taken as examples to illustrate the emergence of globally operating organizations and communication flows: Politics and the navy issue, Protestantism, and German schools abroad as "bulwarks of language preservation." The public negotiation of these issues is explored for localities as diverse as Shanghai, Cape Town, Blumenau in Brazil, Melbourne, Glasgow, the Upper Midwest in the United States, and the Volga Basin in Russia. The mobilisation of ethno-national diasporas is also a feature of modern-day globalization. The theoretical ramifications analysed in the book are as poignant today as they were for the nineteenth century.

Language Normativity And Europeanisation

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Author: Heiko Motschenbacher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113756301X
Size: 80.92 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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This book focuses on linguistic practices of identity construction in a popular culture media context, the Eurovision Song Contest. Subscribing to a normativity-based approach to critical discourse analysis, it studies Europeanisation as it surfaces at the discursive interface of European, national and sexual identities in Eurovision lyrics and performances. Research in critical discourse analysis that deals with Europeanisation, or the discursive work involved in European identity formation, has so far mainly studied data from EU political contexts that illustrate a top-down approach to what Europeanness means. The present book complements this earlier research in several ways, focusing on the linguistic construction of identities, and its interrelation with non-linguistic modes of signification in the Eurovision Song Contest. Discursive mechanisms that prove to be central for the normative shifts of Europeanisation in the given context are de-essentialisation, inclusion, camp, crossing and languaging.

Migrations Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Author: Michi Messer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709109507
Size: 13.81 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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This volume covers the most important contributions to and discussions at the international symposium Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (1-3, July, University of Vienna), organised by Renée Schroeder and Ruth Wodak which was dedicated to the multiple interdisciplinary dimensions of ‘migrations’, both from the viewpoints of the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as from the manifold perspectives of the Natural Sciences. The book is organized along the following dimensions: Urban Development and Migration Peer Relations in Immigrant Adolescents: Methodological Challenges and Key Findings Migration, Identity, and Belonging Migration in/and Ego Documents Debating Migration Fundamentals of Diffusion and Spread in the Natural Sciences and beyond Media Representations of Migrants and Migration Migration and the Genes

Migration And Media

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Author: Lorella Viola
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027262705
Size: 49.11 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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The socio-discursive landscape surrounding the migration debate is characterised by a growing sense of crisis in both personal and collective identities. From this viewpoint, discourses about immigration are also always attempts at reconstructing the threatened ‘home identity’ of the respective host society. It is such attempts at reasserting identity-in-crisis (due to migration) that are the focus of the volume Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis. This four-part book explores the representational strategies used to frame current migration debates as crises of identity, collective and individual. It features fourteen case-studies of varying sets of data including print media texts, TV broadcasts, online forums, politicians’ speeches, legal and administrative texts, and oral narratives, drawn from discourses in a range of languages – Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Ukrainian – , and it employs different discourse-analytical methods, such as Argumentation and Metaphor Analysis, Gendered Language Studies, Corpus-assisted Semantics and Pragmatics, and Proximization Theory. Such a diverse range of sources, languages, and approaches provides innovative methodological and theoretical analysis on migration and identity which will be of interest to scholars, students, and policy makers working in the fields of migration studies, media studies, identity studies, and social and public policy.

Metaphor Nation And Discourse

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Author: Ljiljana Šarić
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027262675
Size: 48.24 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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This edited volume examines how metaphors and related phenomena (metonymies, symbols, cultural models, stereotypes) lead to the discursive construal of a common element that brings the nation together. The central idea is that metaphor use must be questioned to lay bare the processes and the discursive power behind them. The chapters examine a range of contemporary and historical, monomodal and multimodal discourses, including politicians’ discourse, presidential speeches, newspapers, TV series, Catholic homilies, colonialist discourse, and various online sources. The approaches taken include political science, international relations, cultural studies, and linguistics. All contributions feature discursive constructivist views of metaphor, with clear sociocultural grounding, and the notion of metaphor as a framing device in constructing various aspects of nations and national identity. The volume will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, metaphor studies, media studies, nationalism studies, and political science.

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