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Discourse as Cultural Struggle$
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Xu Shi

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098114

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001

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Discursive Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Discursive Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

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Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Norman Fairclough

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines discourse in the process of social change in Eastern and Central Europe. It discusses the application of a transdisciplinary framework and critical discourse analysis in evaluating societal transition in this region, focusing on the case of the recontextualization of the European Union's strategy to develop a knowledge-based economy and information society in Romania. It also analyzes the Romanian government policy text.

Keywords:   discourse, social change, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, transdisciplinary framework, discourse analysis, European Union, knowledge-based economy, information society, Romania

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