The Man of Action vs the Blunders of Politicians. Rappresentazioni ideologiche e identitarie nella Stampa Fascista dell'Inghilterra degli anno Trenta

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[automatically translated] In a previous study (Spinzi 2015) based on the Italian version of the Fascist magazine Phalanx Legions and was recognized as the interweaving of the various 'discourses' (Fairclough 1989), from the historical to the geographical, from the spiritual to the sentimental, it was useful in order to ideologically justify a behavior and an avid profile, opportunistic, mean and insensitive as that attributed by the identity fascist Italian and Spanish to the English. That same ideology insularity that in geographical discourse of Legions and Phalanges was a critical element against England is to be found in this analysis as an element of strength that characterizes the British tradition. In this work, then we will consider the English point of view of the fascist movement, through the representation of the 'fascist man' par excellence, Oswald Mosley, and ideologies of his movement. In fact considered as the main custodian of the liberal and democratic tradition, the England of the '30s and' 40s it provides a unique vantage point of the initial conjugations of the totalitarian phenomenon. Despite her a bulwark of Western democracy, there are the voices of those who through various publishing initiatives appear totalitarian sympathies. The data for the analysis are based on the English Blackshirt The magazine, which since June 1934, after a year and three months to live, incorporates The Fascist week becoming "The official organ of the British Union of Fascists," and then leave the Action in place since 1936. The methodology will be based on the Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 1995) and on some contributions of Corpus Linguistics (Hunston 2002; Koller, V. and G. Mautner, 2004; Sotillo, SM and J. Wang-Gempp 2004) as the analysis of the place contributes to the semantic analysis of a word (Sinclair, 1991: 115-116) became an ideal vehicle for the discursive representation of a group (Baker 2006). The relevance of this research lies in the link between nationalist movements and totalitarian regimes that is not automatic but is also very common. A Europe that has a growing demand for secession within the currently constituted states, reveals nationalism kept dormant for centuries. The study of tragedies related to errors of nationalism that were, and in their initial undervaluation, is an important means, if not essential, to understand at what point you find the '
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIdentità, totalitarismi e stampa. Ricodifica linguistico-culturale dei media di regime
Pages71-89
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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