Representing the Other in European Media Discourses

| Masaryk University, Brno
| University of Opole
ISBN 9789027206657 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264770 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This book deals with the construction of the ‘other’ in European media at a time when the recently expanded EU is facing new political, economic and social challenges. The aim of the book is to document the diverse discursive forms of othering, ranging from differentiation to discrimination, that are directed against various ‘other Europeans’ in both institutionalized media and such non-elite semi-public contexts as discussion forums and citizen blogs. Drawing on data from British, Polish, French, Czech, Italian, Hungarian, Spanish and Estonian contexts, the individual papers investigate how various social groupings – regions, nations, ethnicities, communities, cultures – are discursively constructed as ‘outsiders’ rather than ‘insiders’, as ‘them’ rather than ‘us’. While most of the papers are grounded in linguistics and critical discourse studies, the book will also appeal to numerous other social scientists interested in the interface between language, media and social issues.
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Table of Contents
Media representations of the “other” Europeans: Common themes and points of divergence
Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska and Jan Chovanec
Part I. Othering as political and media practice
Chapter 1. Orbán’s Hungary: The othering of liberal Western Europe
Christopher Bridge
Chapter 2. Togetherness or othering? COMMUNITY and comunità in the UK and Italian press
Charlotte Taylor
Chapter 3. The European “stranger” in Le Monde’s headline discourse
Élisabeth Le
Chapter 4. Profiling of new Europeans in the British conservative press: A case study of the Daily Telegraph
Jolanta Szymańska
Chapter 5. Construing the Other: On the ideology-laden construals of Europeans in the Guardian
Przemysław Wilk
Chapter 6. Discursive legitimation of criminalization and victimization of sub-Saharan immigrants in Spanish El País and ABC newspapers
María Martínez Lirola
Part II. Othering as interpersonal and interactional practice
Chapter 7. Negotiating an identity: The mediated discursive self-representation of the Polish immigrant community in the UK
Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska
Chapter 8. Representations of Eastern Europeans in the UK in reader comments of two British online newspapers
Małgorzata Paprota
Chapter 9. Othering others: Right-wing populism in UK media discourse on “new” immigration
Grace E. Fielder and Theresa Catalano
Chapter 10. The othering of Roma migrants in British and Czech online news discussion forums
Jan Chovanec
Chapter 11. The Roma as ultimate European minority and ultimate outsider? The framing of the Roma in newspapers following a human-rights violation
Chloë Delcour and Lesley Hustinx
Chapter 12. Othering in Estonian online discussions about refugees
Liisi Laineste
“The editors of this volume have succeeded in collating a range of fascinating papers addressing the various and complex means by which the broad phenomenon of ‘othering’ is performed in discourse. In an increasingly disconnected world, this book provides an important and timely contribution to understanding the discursive dimensions of exclusion.”
“This fascinating collection provides a rich, comprehensive, and balanced account of the complex mechanisms of othering and exclusion in mediated public discourse. Insightful, thought-provoking and analytically stimulating, it constitutes a timely voice and a much-needed reaction to some momentous developments in today's social and political space which will leave no European nation unaffected.”
“The volume is a very considerable contribution to Critical Discourse Studies, given that it succeeds to extend CDA’s interest in new media and semi-public online discourses. [...] Sixty-two years of the Rome treaties and with Euroscepticism on the rise within EU member states, the collected volume provides a timely contribution to understanding how media and citizens deal with the dilemma of ‘who deserves being “European” and who does not’.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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