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European Identity and the Representation of Islam in the Mainstream Press

Argumentation and Media Discourse

Authors: Boukala, Salomi

  • Sheds new light on the discursive construction of European identity, particularly in times of financial and sociopolitical crisis 
  • Combines Argumentation theories, Gramscian thought and a discourse-historical approach, in a critical discourse analysis of media discourses
  • Speaks across disciplines to scholarship on migration, nationalism, Islamophobia, identity and Europe
  • Examines case studies in British, French and Greek newspapers
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This book combines media studies and linguistics with theories of national and supranational identity to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of European identity/ies and news discourses. Taking representations of ‘Islamist terrorism’ and Turkey’s accession to the European Union as case studies, it analyses the discursive construction of supranational European identity through the discursive distinction of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’. Moreover, it compares the media’s representations of the ‘Other’ in different socio-political moments in Europe- from times of European integration (2004-5) to the European dystopia (2015-16) through the discourse analysis of specific Greek, British and French newspapers. This timely work synthesizes classic argumentative approaches and Gramscian thought in the study of media discourses by focusing on the Aristotelian concept of topos and introducing the concept of ‘hegemonic knowledge’. This pioneering work will appeal to scholars across the fields of linguistics, social anthropology, European politics, and media studies.




About the authors

Salomi Boukala is Adjunct Lecturer at Panteion University, Greece.





Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Kafka in ‘Fortress Europe’—The ‘Other’ Within the Walls

    Boukala, Salomi

    Pages 1-17

  • The Construction of European Identity: From Nation State to the European Union

    Boukala, Salomi

    Pages 19-54

  • Mass Media and Hegemonic Knowledge: Gramsci and the Representation of the ‘Other’

    Boukala, Salomi

    Pages 55-83

  • (Re)Introducing the Aristotelian Topos/Topoi in the Discourse Historical Approach: Key Methodological Concepts

    Boukala, Salomi

    Pages 85-125

  • Greek Media Discourse About the ‘Islamist Threat’: From ‘Islamist Terrorism’ to ‘ISIS Terror’

    Boukala, Salomi

    Pages 127-173

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93314-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93313-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Identity and the Representation of Islam in the Mainstream Press
Book Subtitle
Argumentation and Media Discourse
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93314-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93314-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93313-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 347
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