The Post-Communist Condition

Public and private discourses of transformation

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| University of Wolverhampton
| University of Wolverhampton
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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
vii–ix
Table and figure
xi
Living between history and the present: The Polish post-communist condition
Aleksandra Galasińska and Dariusz Galasiński
1–20
Part I. History and ideology at work
“Nie rzucim ziemi skad nasz ród” : Polish contemporary discourses about soil and nation
Michał Buchowski
23–46
Collective memory in transition: Commemorating the end of the Second World War in Poland
Anna Horolets
47–66
“In the name of the truth one has to say…”: Anti-Semitic statements in the memorial discourse about the crosses in Auschwitz
Imke Hansen
67–88
Sitting on the fence: Identity and Polish narratives of the 1st-May celebrations
Dariusz Galasiński
89–102
Part II. Mentors and mediators
Denying the right to speak in public: Sexist and homophobic discourses in post-1989 Poland
Natalia Krzyżanowska
105–130
Discursive construction of post-communism in pastoral letters of the Polish Episcopate’s Conference 1990–2005
Katarzyna Skowronek
131–150
Fashioning a post-communist political identity: The case of Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance
Robert Brier
151–166
Power, knowledge and faith discourse: The Institute of National Remembrance
Marta Kurkowska-Budzan
167–188
Part III. Living post-communism
It’s all about work
Aleksandra Galasińska
191–210
Transition to nowhere: Homelessness in post-communist Poland as the hand of fate
Maria Mendel and Tomasz Szkudlarek
211–228
New discourses of migration in post-communist Poland: Conceptual metaphors and personal narratives in the reconstruction of the hegemonic discourse
Malgorzata Fabiszak
229–246
Post-communist masculinities
Dariusz Galasiński
247–262
Index
263–264
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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