publication . Conference object . 2008

To Authenticate Opinion and (Re-)draw the boundaries of the Public Sphere

Jørgensen, Signe Kjær;
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  • Published: 13 May 2008
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
The text aims to explore the explanatory potential of the concept of authenticity to identify successful introductions of topics previously considered as controversial in the Danish public sphere from 2005 and onwards. The theoretical point of departure is the rhetorical assumption that the individual is culturally and socially engaged and intends to persuade her audience to adopt or at least percieve as legitimate her ideas and proposals as she articulates them. This rhetorical assumption is complemented by a combined discourse theoretical and critical discourse analytical methodology. The central concepts of hegemony and struggles of meaning are adopted from d...
free text keywords: Religious claims, public sphere, Denmark, legitimacy, critical linguistics, religion, authenticity, Charles Taylor, Ruth Wodak, Norman Fairclough, Lilie Chouliaraki, [SHS.RELIG]Humanities and Social Sciences/Religions, [SHS.LANGUE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Linguistics
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