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Stratagems in the construction of the Transnistrian identity
Stratagems in the construction of the Transnistrian identity

Author(s): Stela Suhan, Natalia Cojocaru
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: EDITURA POLIROM S.A.

Summary/Abstract: This article intends to explain how the "Transnistrian identity" is constructed by transnistrian authorities through their official discourses and how this narration is perceived by the population of the left bank. We examined the main mechanisms and stratagems of the construction the "Transnistrian identity", focusing on the the memories of the Transnistrian conflict and of the Soviet past, politics of celebration centred on the "heroic" years from the history of the Transnistrian republic, and the discourse of the federalization of the Republic of Moldova. Applied approach attempt to prove the fact that social frameworks of the past comprise the structure of the collective memory, and are materialized, modified and shaped by means of language. By applying the discursive analysis, we attempt to determine how language is used to engineer an array of versions of the past events and which are the interpretative repertoires, adopted explanatory and supporting pattern, that have been employed in the management and construction of the Transnistrian identity.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 119-134
  • Page Count: 16