Legacies of Totalitarian Language in the Discourse Culture of the Post-totalitarian Era: The Case of Eastern Europe, Russia, and China

Legacies of Totalitarian Language in the Discourse Culture of the Post-totalitarian Era: The Case of Eastern Europe, Russia, and China

By: Ernest Andrews (editor), Andrejs Plakans (contributor), Norina Solomon (contributor), Fengyuan Ji (contributor), Tanasoiu Tanasoiu (contributor), Ekaterina Levintova (contributor), Matthew H. Ciscel (contributor), Stroinska Stroinska (contributor), Marius Dragomir (contributor), Marek Skovajsa (contributor)Hardback

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The book represents the first scholarly work to provide a detailed and clear view of the extent to which, and of the way in which linguistic-mental habits of the communist totalitarian era manifest themselves in the new discursive environment of the post-totalitarian era in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. The book achieves its objective through ten discrete discussions, each offering new perspectives and insights on the book's topic.

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Ernest Andrews is a visiting scholar at the Russian-Eastern European Institute at Indiana University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Absent Past: The Language of Czech Sociology Before and After 1989 Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Linguistic Legacy of the Communist Propaganda in Post-Communist Thought Patterns: The Case of Poland Chapter 4 Chapter 3: What Does Democracy Mean in Moldova? Political Discourse Around Contested Words in the Disputed Elections of 2009 Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Language of Romanian Post-Communist Politics Twenty Years After: Linguistic Memories of a Communist Past Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Newspeak in the Language of Politics in the Post-Totalitarian Era: The Case of Bulgaria Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Intertwining Legacies: Language and Socio-Cultural Change in Post-Soviet Latvia Chapter 8 Chapter 7: The Language of the Media in Post-Communist Romania:Changes and Continuities Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Official Ideological Discourse in Pre-Transition and Post-Communist Russia: What Have Really Changed Since the Communist Period? Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Language, State and Society in Post-Mao China: Continuity and Change

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739164655
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9780739164655
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 0739164651

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