Discrimination for the Sake of the Nation
The Discourse of the League of Polish Families against «Others» 2001-2007
©2014 Monographs 309 Pages
Series: Polish Studies in Culture, Nations and Politics, Volume 4
This book examines the intertwined relationship between contemporary Polish politics and national culture by focusing on the phenomenon of discrimination. The object of the analysis is the language of the League of Polish Families, a populist party that recreated the climate of pre-war National Democracy in Poland from 2001 to 2007 by negatively labeling the nation’s Others. Through the political party’s discourse of discrimination, the book grasps a peculiar moment of Poland that faced uncertainty of identity upon its accession to the European Union. By adopting a method of critical discourse analysis, the author attests to the party’s political use of different layers of national traditions in denigrating Jews, sexual minorities and feminists while sanctifying the Polish nation.
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- 2013 (December)
- League of Polish Families Polish National Culture Patrionismus Populismus Euroskeptizismus Rassismus Homophobic Discourse Gendered Discourse Xenophiobic Discourse Diskriminierung
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 309 pp.