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ERIC Number: EJ954865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
From "Teamchef Arminius" to "Hermann Junior": Glocalised Discourses about a National Foundation Myth
Musolff, Andreas
Language and Intercultural Communication, v12 n1 p24-36 2012
If for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the "Battle of the Teutoburg Forest", fought in 9 CE between Roman armies and Germanic tribes, was predominantly a reference point for nationalist and chauvinist discourses in Germany, the first decade of the twenty-first century has seen attempts to link public remembrance with local/regional identities on the one hand and international/intercultural contact on the other. In the run up to and during the "anniversary year" of 2009, German media, sports institutions and various other official institutions articulating tourist, economic and political interests attempted to create a new "glocalised" version of the public memory of the Teutoburg battle. Combining methods of Cognitive Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, the paper analyses the narrative and argumentative "topoi" employed in this re-orientation of public memory, with a special emphasis on hybrid, post-national identity-construction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany