Transforming National Holidays

Transforming National Holidays

Identity Discourse in the West and South Slavic Countries, 1985-2010

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This chapter examines one of Poland's most influential newspapers, Gazeta Wyborcza, and its front-page coverage of what is arguably the country's most popular national holiday, Independence Day. Specific attention is given to how Gazeta's writers discursively constructed a Polishness compatible with European values, both before and after the country's EU admission. Within the newspaper's Euro-Polish identity project, they reinforced the idea of a common past, present, and future, while introducing a concept of European supranationalism that, however, did not replace but instead served to compl.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
ISBN: 9789027272973
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)


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