Publication details [#54124]

Galasińska, Aleksandra and Dariusz Galasiński, eds. 2010. The Post-Communist Condition. Public and private discourses of transformation. (Discourse approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 37). John Benjamins. XI+264 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


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. 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.