Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-08-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book examines the discursive construction of ethnic, national and regional identities and analyses how specific industry discourses condition and constrain knowledge and action with regard to various socio-political issues in Europe.

Author Biography

RICHARD C. M. MOLE is Lecturer in the Politics of Central Europe at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK. Prior to taking up this lectureship, he was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCL. He is author of the forthcoming The Baltic States. From the Soviet Union to the European Union.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Discursive Identities/Identity Discourses and Political Powerp. 1
Discourse and Identity
A Discourse Theory of Ethnic Identityp. 25
The Tale-End of History: Literary Form, Historiography and the Danish (Post)-National Imaginationp. 45
'Doing Europe': the Discursive Construction of European Identitiesp. 70
Shifting Discourses: Banal Nationalism and Cultural Intimacy in Greek Television News and Everyday Lifep. 95
Discourse, Identity and Politics
The Power of Metaphor: Consent, Dissent and Revolutionp. 119
Post-Liberal Anxieties and Discourses of Peoplehood in Europe: Nationalism, Xenophobia and Racismp. 137
Talking Security? The Discourse of European Identity in the Baltic Statesp. 149
It's About Time: is Europe Old or New?p. 170
Narratives of Security: Strategy and Identity in the European Contextp. 190
Conclusion: Revisiting Discourse, Identity and 'Europe'p. 208
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 233
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