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Il discorso sulle migrazioni / Der Migrationsdiskurs

Approcci linguistici, comparativi e interdisciplinari / Sprachwissenschaftliche, vergleichende und interdisziplinäre Perspektiven

Edited By Daniela Pietrini

Sempre presenti nella storia dell’umanità, le migrazioni sono divenute negli ultimi anni un tema centrale della politica e della cultura europee. Attraverso i contributi di studiosi di paesi e discipline differenti, il volume indaga su come sia costruita linguisticamente la recente discussione pubblica sulla migrazione, analizzando il lessico, l’argomentazione, il discorso sui migranti nella politica e nella legislazione, nei giornali, nei social media, nel cinema. Il focus è sulla situazione italiana e tedesca, ma vi sono anche studi su altri paesi (Francia, Regno Unito, Romania, Spagna) e ricerche comparative.       

Seit jeher sind Migrationsbewegungen Teil der Menschheitsgeschichte. Doch erst in den letzten Jahren sind sie ein zentrales Thema der europäischen Kultur und Politik geworden. Mit Beiträgen von Wissenschaftlern unterschiedlicher Provenienz und Fachrichtung geht der vorliegende Band der Frage nach, wie die neueste öffentliche Diskussion über die Migration sprachlich konstruiert wird. Untersucht werden dafür der Wortschatz, die Argumentation und der Diskurs über die Migranten in Politik und Gesetzgebung sowie in der Presse, in den Social media und im Film. Im Zentrum stehen Italien und Deutschland, doch es gibt auch Studien zu anderen Ländern (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Rumänien, Spanien) und vergleichende Forschung.

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Identità culturale e migrazione (Matthias Kaufmann)


Matthias Kaufmann

Identità culturale e migrazione

Cultural Identity and Migration

Abstract: Migration – both of refugees or of other persons – is one of the pivotal motives that are used to justify the renaissance of nationalism within the EU. People believe that their cultural identity is threatened and react with aggression up to physical violence. As the concept of cultural identity was used about twenty years ago just by minorities and migrants, there is obviously a more general theoretical problem that has to be cleared systematically. Conceptual analysis shows that the concept of cultural identity is close to that of national identity. As it is difficult to identify a real national identity because in reality there is no essence which is common to all compatriots but is lacking in all others, it will be nearly impossible to find a clear line that separates one culture from another. The idea of group-identity is mostly connected to the idea of a community that people do not want to loose. But such a community, be it between the members of the nation or those of a particular culture, cannot be ordered or created “from above” by any kind of authority. Who tries to do so, takes the risk to support authoritarian or even fascist structures. So, if we want to help groups, no matter whether groups of migrants or of autochthones, to maintain their identity, we may support their traditions, efforts to preserve their language etc. But there isn’t...

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