German images of the self and the other

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By Statement Felicity Rash
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Subject Times 20th century
19th century
Subjects Social aspects
German literature
Racism in literature
Other (Philosophy) in literature
German National characteristics
In mass media
Group identity
Discourse analysis
History
Subtitle nationalist, colonialist and anti-semitic discourse 1871-1918
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German images of the self and the other
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Authors Felicity Rash
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Description This monograph is a detailed linguistic analysis of the discourse of German nationalism, colonialism and Anti-Semitism using a methodological framework devised by Ruth Wodak et al., the Discourse Historical Approach. It pays particular attention to the discourse strategies, argumentation topoi and metaphors used by a selection of representative authors of both political propaganda and fiction. The study shows how the analysis of linguistic and social behavior and the connection between them sheds light on the nature and effects of human behavior, and on the motives and reasoning behind human actions. Within the context of nationalism and prejudiced behaviors, the construction in discourse of individual and group 'self-images' and the discursive means of contrasting these with 'other-images' is of major significance. It is widely believed that a self-image can only be formed if an image of a so-called "Other" exists as a focus of contrast and (frequently) suspicion and antipathy, which in extreme cases can lead to fear and hatred. Fear and hatred of the 'Other' in the form of racism and racial anti-Semitism, and the discursive representation of these, is therefore a major focus of this study.
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Page Count 222
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Published Date 2012-10-17
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Subtitle Nationalist, Colonialist and Anti-Semitic Discourse 1871-1918
Title German Images of the Self and the Other
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