The Post-Communist Condition

Public and private discourses of transformation

| University of Wolverhampton
| University of Wolverhampton
ISBN 9789027206282 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027288172 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on discourses in one national context of post-communist transformation. Proposing a macro-micro approach to discourse analysis and transformation, it examines a spectrum of topics including Polish history, with its ‘interpreters’; changes in political bodies and the media, policies of the Catholic Church and the Institute of National Remembrance; xenophobia and anti-Semitism, with the emergence of unemployment and homelessness; experiences of new gender relations and migrations. In effect, drawing upon unique sets of data, the book shows how post-communist transformation can be understood through analyses of the changing public and private discourses. It shows Polish post-communism as a fragile and uneasy transformation, with people and institutions struggling to make sense of it and of life within it. The volume will be of interest to a broad range of social scientists: discourse analysts, sociologists, modern historians and political scientists, as well as to the informed lay public.
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Table of Contents
Notes on contributors
Table and figure
Living between history and the present: The Polish post-communist condition
Aleksandra Galasińska and Dariusz Galasiński
Part I. History and ideology at work
“Nie rzucim ziemi skad nasz ród” : Polish contemporary discourses about soil and nation
Michał Buchowski
Collective memory in transition: Commemorating the end of the Second World War in Poland
Anna Horolets
“In the name of the truth one has to say…” Anti-Semitic statements in the memorial discourse about the crosses in Auschwitz
Imke Hansen
Sitting on the fence: Identity and Polish narratives of the 1st-May celebrations
Dariusz Galasiński
Part II. Mentors and mediators
Denying the right to speak in public: Sexist and homophobic discourses in post-1989 Poland
Natalia Krzyżanowska
Discursive construction of post-communism in pastoral letters of the Polish Episcopate’s Conference 1990–2005
Katarzyna Skowronek
Fashioning a post-communist political identity: The case of Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance
Robert Brier
Power, knowledge and faith discourse: The Institute of National Remembrance
Marta Kurkowska-Budzan
Part III. Living post-communism
It’s all about work
Aleksandra Galasińska
Transition to nowhere: Homelessness in post-communist Poland as the hand of fate
Maria Mendel and Tomasz Szkudlarek
New discourses of migration in post-communist Poland: Conceptual metaphors and personal narratives in the reconstruction of the hegemonic discourse
Malgorzata Fabiszak
Post-communist masculinities
Dariusz Galasiński
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010009953 | Marc record