Us and Others – The Evolution of Images. Polish Press Discourse in the Light of Imagology and Collective Memory
My i Inni – ewolucja wyobrażeń. Polski dyskurs prasowy w świetle imagologii i pamięci zbiorowej
Keywords: imagology; collective memory; press discourse; national stereotypes;Polish national identity;
The book discusses issues from the area of imagology – interdisciplinary studies on the perceptions of nations and countries, documented both in texts and in the structures of languages, and of humanistic memorology – a field that describes processes of collective memorizing, forgetting, and recollecting facts of the past events that might have influenced the shaping of collective memory by means of methods available to humanists (philologists, linguists, and predominantly ethnolinguists and discourse researchers). The article’s primary aim is to depict the evolution of – characteristic of the 20thand 21st-century Polish linguistic culture – images of nations and countries, to present the ways they have been shaped by means of measures available in press discourse, as well as to capture a special role of historical data predestined by those who govern the discourse to remember or to forget. This is connected with perceptions of proper construction of canon of values and memory topoi of the Polish culture. (part of the summary)More...