The Discourse of Europe

Talk and text in everyday life

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| University of Southern Denmark
| University of Ulster
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In this volume we approach the question of what it is to be European by considering the way in which citizens talk about their everyday lives, as they are perceived against the background of Europe and European issues. Hence, the volume will offer insights into the rarely glimpsed micro political world of ordinary talk and explore the way in which such talk in social interaction and other spheres might help us understand what Europe means to a range of its citizens. Using a range of broadly discursive approaches we will touch on, inter alia, issues of identity, youth, borders, ethnicity, local politics, and minority languages. In the end, we suggest, it is a common sense view of pragmatic utility that centres what it is to be European, and this is something which is continually fluid and shifting within ever changing social, historical and political circumstances.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
John Wilson and Sharon Millar
1–16
A phenomenology of citizenship among young Europeans
Kevin G. Barnhurst
17–47
The narrative bias: Political marketing on the world wide web
Michela Cortini and Amelia Manuti
49–77
Are Brummies developing narrative of European identity?
Michael Toolan
79–94
Rejecting an identity: Discourse of Europe in Polish border communities
Aleksandra Galasińska and Dariusz Galasiński
95–111
Rhetoricians at work: Constructing the European Union in Denmark
Sharon Millar
113–130
Narratives of Greek identity in European life
Ekatarini Nikolarea
131–152
How to conceive of the other's point of view: Considerations from a Case Study in Trieste
Marina Sbisà and Patrizia Vascotto
153–171
Narratives on lesser-used languages in Europe: The case of Ulster Scots
John Wilson and Karyn Stapleton
173–196
Index
197–200
“In the wake of the narrative turn, this book provides a welcome approach to ways in which European citizens, not just those within the EU, narratively construct and live their versions of what Europe means to them. It is rich in materials from a variety of countries within Europe and provides a welcome “missing link” between ways in which politicians and economists conceive of Europe and how ordinary citizens discursively construct their versions of it.”
“Amidst the vast literature on European institutions, legislation, and economic issues, Sharon Millar and John Wilson's volume stands out as the first book to focus entirely on a variety of ordinary discourses constructing aspects of what could be called a European identity. It comprises thoroughly pragmatic analyses of the view from below (and, in one of the chapters, of some political actors' attempts to appeal to such a view) which policy makers and political scientists should become familiar with.”
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Kopf, Susanne
2019.  In Reference and Identity in Public Discourses [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 306],  pp. 159 ff. Crossref logo
Musolff, Andreas
2010. Book review: Inka Salovaara-Moring (ed.), Manufacturing Europe: Spaces of Democracy, Diversity and Communication, Nordicom: University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, 2008; 256 pp.: SEK 280/30.00. European Journal of Communication 25:3  pp. 300 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007029434 | Marc record