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Representations of the Buryat in Political and Popular Newspaper Discourse: The Sanctification of Buryat Culture

Representations of the Buryat in Political and Popular Newspaper Discourse: The Sanctification of... <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article explores the influence of political communication on the development of Buryat identity in the contemporary Republic of Buryatia. It compares the discourse produced by Buryatia's leading government-sponsored newspaper with that of a popular commercial newspaper, to investigate both the understanding of Buryat identity these newspapers reproduce, and the way their ideas interact. As these newspapers suggest, political attempts to detach notions of Buryat identity from the state could in fact be hindering the Buryat population's affiliation with Russia's state institutions.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Representations of the Buryat in Political and Popular Newspaper Discourse: The Sanctification of Buryat Culture

Inner Asia , Volume 11 (1): 65 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
Copyright
© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1464-8172
eISSN
2210-5018
DOI
10.1163/000000009793066631
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This article explores the influence of political communication on the development of Buryat identity in the contemporary Republic of Buryatia. It compares the discourse produced by Buryatia's leading government-sponsored newspaper with that of a popular commercial newspaper, to investigate both the understanding of Buryat identity these newspapers reproduce, and the way their ideas interact. As these newspapers suggest, political attempts to detach notions of Buryat identity from the state could in fact be hindering the Buryat population's affiliation with Russia's state institutions.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: RUSSIAN MASS MEDIA; POST-SOVIET POLITICS; BURYATIA; DISCOURSE ANALYSIS; BURYAT IDENTITY; LOCAL NEWSPAPERS; RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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