(RE)CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONALISM IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - INSTRUMENTALISATION OF LANGUAGE IN THE ONLINE-MEDIA FOR PROMOTING NATIONALISM

Čubela, Ružica (2015) (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONALISM IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - INSTRUMENTALISATION OF LANGUAGE IN THE ONLINE-MEDIA FOR PROMOTING NATIONALISM. Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2 (2). ISSN 2303-5528 (In Press)

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Abstract

The nation as an "imagined community" mirrors the creation of personal senses of identity, which can lead to feelings of belonging to one group but excluding the other one. Exclusive nationalism has created many brutal conflicts in the 20th century, and a particular example of it was seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This kind of nationalism still exists in everyday life supported by an uncontrolled rapid spread of (dis)information on web portals. This paper deals with the reconstruction of the nationalist discourse on web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina through different concepts of nationalism with a comparative approach using methods of linguistics and cultural and social anthropology. It is a continuation of the contemporary discourse on the concept of nationalism, personal and collective national identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as a personal empirical research in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mr. Eldin Milak
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 01:51
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/2919

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