Discourse and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Aleksandra Galasińska
  • Michał Krzyżanowski

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Discourses of Social and Political Transformation in the ‘New Europe’

    1. Michał Krzyżanowski, Aleksandra Galasińska
      Pages 1-16
  3. Theorising and Analysing Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: The Contribution of Critical Discourse Analysis

  4. Transformation(s) of the Public Sphere (I) — Discourses of Media and Public Policy

  5. Transformation(s) of the Public Sphere (II) — Discourses of Politics, Institutions and Economy

  6. Transformation(s) of the Semi-public/Semi-private and Private Spheres — Discourse and the Experience of Transformation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 218-243

About this book


This volume explores the discursive nature of post-1989 social change in Central and Eastern Europe. Through a set of national case studies, the construction of post-communist transformation is explored from the point of view of accelerating and unique dynamics of linguistic and discursive practices.


children discourse education Europe German identity Institution Internet migration Nation nature politics social change transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandra Galasińska
    • 1
  • Michał Krzyżanowski
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.History and Governance Research InstituteUniversity of WolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK
  3. 3.School of EnglishAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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