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dc.contributor.authorSommier, Mélodine
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-30T08:25:00Z
dc.date.available2018-10-30T08:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSommier, M. (2017). ‘Culture’ as a discursive resource in newspaper articles from Le Monde about secularism : constructing ‘us’ through strategic oppositions with religion. <i>Journal of Multicultural Discourses</i>, <i>13</i>(3), 283-299. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/17447143.2018.1437161" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/17447143.2018.1437161</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27912554
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_76869
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60007
dc.description.abstractBuilding on research highlighting the complex webs of relations between secularism, culture, and religion, this study investigates how the concept of culture was utilized in discourses of laïcité from the newspaper le Monde. Articles (N = 76) published between 2011 and 2014 were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results revealed the agency associated with the use of culture as it was strategically – rather than systematically – used in opposition to religion. Overall, culture – and the practices it defined – tended to be represented as normal and invisible. On the other hand, religion tended to be constructed as a disruption to secularism and the corresponding cultural reality. The findings therefore suggested culture could be strategically used to validate and regulate specific practices as well as representations of the imagined community. This study complements previous research on discourses of secularism by drawing attention to the strategic divisions between culture and religion, and their implications. The findings draw attention to the construction of a secular imagined community because of the punctual and strategic use of culture and religion as proxies for ‘us’ and ‘them’. Thus, the findings have practical implications as regards religious minorities’ identification with and belonging to the nation.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Multicultural Discourses
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otheruskonto
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.othercritical intercultural communication
dc.subject.otherFrance
dc.title‘Culture’ as a discursive resource in newspaper articles from Le Monde about secularism : constructing ‘us’ through strategic oppositions with religion
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201810164436
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineIntercultural Communicationfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineIntercultural Communicationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-10-16T09:15:25Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange283-299
dc.relation.issn1744-7143
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume13
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2018 The Authors
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dc.subject.ysodiskurssi
dc.subject.ysosekularismi
dc.subject.ysokulttuuri
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p17817
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p29492
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p372
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/17447143.2018.1437161


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