Developing New Identities in Social Conflicts

Constructivist perspectives

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| University of A Coruña
| University of A Coruña
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Conflicts are inherent to human society, but most of them do not concern us directly as participants or eyewitnesses. How we see social conflicts depends on how they are presented to us.

This volume gathers together writings by contemporary specialists in different fields, from different backgrounds, cultures and locations, but united by a common thread: the conviction that history and current affairs are constructed and presented, not according to the facts themselves, but according to media, culture, politics, gender, religion and other factors.
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Table of Contents
Preface
x–xiii
Chapter 1. Constructionism in historical writing
Hayden White
2–15
Chapter 2. White, Burke and the “literary” nature of historical controversies
Verónica Tozzi
18–39
Chapter 3. The discursive construction of reality in the context of rhetoric: Constructivist rhetoric
David Pujante
42–65
Chapter 4. Understanding social conflict: Reason or emotion?
Simón Ramírez Muñoz
68–82
Chapter 5. I am and I am not Charlie: The discursive conflict surrounding the attack on Charlie Hebdo
David Pujante
84–106
Chapter 6. Media representations of recent human migrations to the United Kingdom and other Western countries
Alan Floyd
108–131
Chapter 7. Rhetorical analysis of health risk discourse: The 2009 influenza pandemic crisis
Javier Nespereira García
134–158
Chapter 8. Critical analysis of an educational discourse practice: The literary text commentary
Francisco Vicente Gómez
160–180
Chapter 9. The (re)construction of gender roles in the genre of song: In search of female empowerment1
Laura Filardo-Llamas
182–202
Chapter 10. Posthumanism and the city: The construction of identity and ideological conflict in discourses regarding the new technological self
Sara Molpeceres
204–226
Chapter 11. Discourses of social movements in Southern Europe: The slogans of 15M
David Pujante and Esperanza Morales-López
228–247
Chapter 12. Cognitive frames, imaginaries and discursive constructions: Post-15M discourses with reference to eco-social alternatives
Esperanza Morales-López
250–272
Epilogue
Esperanza Morales-López
274–284
Index
289–294
Author index
285–288
Subject index
289–293
“This is a well-edited book which gathers together contributions by contemporary specialists in different humanistic disciplines united by a common thread: that reality is constructed through discourse in the light of culture, politics, gender, religion and other factors. These constructivist and trans-disciplinary ideas constitute an important foundation on which current research into discourses about identity and conflict can be developed. The book will be particularly useful for researchers in the social sciences, particularly discourse analysis, as they will find theoretical reflections and a variety of methods to explain conflictive human interaction.”
“This is a book full of useful suggestions for Discourse Analysts and for all readers mindful of the changes and social conflicts being produced in today’s world, which are defining its new emerging identities. It combines a rich and varied theoretical base – constructivism, Critical Discourse Analysis, socio-cognitivism, etc. – with the exercise of effective analytical methodologies applied to historical, rhetorical, healthcare, educational or urban development affairs.”
“This is an excellent book which contributes to a better understanding of conflict in our society. It covers a wide range of socio-political problems from a constructivist perspective. It will be particularly useful for researchers in the social sciences and discourse analysis as they will find theoretical reflections and a variety of methods to explain conflictive human interaction.”
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Montesano Montessori, Nicolina & Esperanza Morales-López
2019.  In Imagining the Peoples of Europe [Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 83],  pp. 123 ff. Crossref logo
Morales-López, Esperanza
2019.  In Complexity Applications in Language and Communication Sciences,  pp. 187 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017003491