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Identity Politics Past and Present
Political Discourses from Post-War Austria to the Covid Crisis

By Ruth Wodak and Markus Rheindorf

Identity Politics Past and Present
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Subjects: Linguistics and Lexicography, Modern European History, Political Science, Politics

This new book in Critical Discourse Studies uses detailed and systematic analysis of the discursive construction of Austrian identities across a period of 20 years – from 1995 to 2015 – to trace the re-emergence of nationalism in the media, popular culture and politics, and the normalization of far-right nativist ideologies and attitudes.

Contradictory and intertwined tendencies towards re-nationalization and trans-nationalization have always framed debates about European identities, but during the so-called refugee crisis of 2015, the debates became polarized. During the COVID-19 pandemic, nation states first reacted by closing borders, while symbols of banal nationalism proliferated.

The data, drawn from a variety of empirical studies, suggests changes in memory politics – the way past events are remembered – are due to a range of factors, including the growth of migrant societies; the influence of financial and climate crises; changing gender politics; and a new transnational European politics of the past. The authors assess the challenges to liberal democracies and fundamental human and constitutional rights, and analyze how the pandemic contributes to a new re-nationalization across Europe and beyond.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47788/RLNW3226

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Nationalisms old and new
Ruth Wodak and Markus Rheindorf

1. Discourses about Nationalism
Ruth Wodak

2. The Discourse-Historical Approach: Methodological innovation and Triangulation
Markus Rheindorf

3. Negotiations of a Shared Past and National Identity 1995-2015
Markus Rheindorf and Ruth Wodak

4. Whose story? – Narratives of persecution, flight and survival told by the children of Austrian Holocaust survivors
Ruth Wodak and Markus Rheindorf

5. Disciplining the Unwilling: Normalization of (Demands for) Punitive Measures against Immigrants in Austrian Populist Discourse
Markus Rheindorf

6. Nativist gender and body politics
Ruth Wodak and Markus Rheindorf

7. Entering the Post-Shame Era. The Rise of Illiberal Democracy, Populism and Neo-Authoritarianism in Europe. The case of the turquoise-blue government in Austria 2017/2018
Ruth Wodak

8. Borders, Fences and Limits: Protecting Austria from Refugees. Metadiscursive negotiation of meaning in the current refugee crisis
Markus Rheindorf and Ruth Wodak

9. Re/inventing nationalism: Crisis Communication and Crisis Management during COVID-19 in Austria
Ruth Wodak

Ruth Wodak is an internationally renowned and widely published expert in sociolinguistics and discourse studies. She is Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and affiliated to the University of Vienna. She is a member of both the Academia Europaea and the British Academy of Social Sciences; and was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2011, and the Kerstin Hesslgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament at University of Örebro in 2008. She was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Örebro in 2010 and by Warwick University in 2020. She is co-editor of the journals Discourse and Society, Critical Discourse Studies, and Language and Politics. Her most recent monograph is The Politics of Fear: The Shameless Normalization of Far-Right Discourse (2021).

Markus Rheindorf teaches applied linguistics at the University of Vienna and Central European University, and specializes in critical discourse studies and academic writing. He has received fellowships from the International Centre for Cultural Studies and the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. His recent publications include Revisiting the Toolbox of Discourse Studies: New Trajectories in Methodology, Open Data and Visualization (2019).



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 256 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816804
Format:
 234mm x 156mm

Binding:
 EPUB , 256 pages
ISBN:
 9781905816811

BIC Code:
 1D, CFGR, JF, JP, JPFN
BISAC Code:
  LAN009000, POL000000, SOC007000
Imprint:
 University of Exeter Press


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