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Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics
 
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Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics
Edited by Richard C. M. Mole
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
12 Jul 2007
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Socio-linguists and discourse analysts have long been aware of the fact that language does not simply describe a pre-existing reality but is rather the medium through which the social world is created and given meaning. While other branches of learning have been slow to take this on board, there is nevertheless a growing awareness of the importance of discourse in the creation of identities and the legitimisation of social structures and moral and political hierarchies. Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics brings together specialists from critical discourse analysis and critical approaches to communications, history, literature, media, sociology, politics and International Relations to discuss the discursive construction of identities and analyse how specific identity discourses condition and constrain knowledge and action with regard to various socio-political issues in Europe.


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Socio-linguists and discourse analysts have long been aware of the fact that language does not simply describe a pre-existing reality but is rather the medium through which the social world is created and given meaning. While other branches of learning have been slow to take this on board, there is nevertheless a growing awareness of the importance of discourse in the creation of identities and the legitimisation of social structures and moral and political hierarchies. Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics brings together specialists from critical discourse analysis and critical approaches to communications, history, literature, media, sociology, politics and International Relations to discuss the discursive construction of identities and analyse how specific identity discourses condition and constrain knowledge and action with regard to various socio-political issues in Europe.


Reviews


'The volume provides important critical theoretical insights into the state of the art of the problematic identity concept in social sciences.' Bo Strath, Nations and Nationalism
 
'...the text as a whole is incisive, carefully argued, and informative.' - Jeff Noonan, The European Legacy


Contents

List of Diagrams
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Discursive Identities/Identity Discourses and Political Power; R.C.M.Mole
PART 1: DISCOURSE AND IDENTITY
A Discourse Theory of Ethnic Identity; D.Ellis
The Discursive Construction of European Identities; R.Wodak
The Tale-End of History: Literary Form, Historiography and the Danish (Post)-National Imagination; C.C.Thomson
'Doing Europe': The Discursive Construction of European Identities; R.Wodak
Shifting Discourses: Banal Nationalism and Cultural Intimacy in Greek Television News and Everyday Life; M.Madianou
PART 2: DISCOURSE, IDENTITY AND POLITICS
The Power of Metaphor: Consent, Dissent and Revolution; E.Ringmar
Post-Liberal Anxieties and Discourses of Peoplehood in Europe: Nationalism,
Xenophobia and Racism; G.Delanty & P.Millward
Talking Security? The Discourse of European Identity in the Baltic States; R.C.M.Mole
It's About Time - is Europe Old or New?; J.Ifversen
Narratives of Security: Strategy and Identity in the European Context; F.Ciuta
Conclusion: Revisiting Discourse, Identity and 'Europe'; R.C.M.Mole & F.Ciuta
References
Index


Authors

RICHARD C. M. MOLE is Lecturer in the Politics of Central Europe at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK. Prior to taking up this lectureship, he was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCL. He is author of the forthcoming The Baltic States. From the Soviet Union to the European Union.