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Article: The linguistic construction of reality in the Black Book of Polish Censorship

TitleThe linguistic construction of reality in the Black Book of Polish Censorship
Authors
KeywordsCensorship
Construction of reality
Poland
Totalitarianism
Issue Date1997
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105519
Citation
Discourse And Society, 1997, v. 8 n. 3, p. 341-357 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Black Book of Polish Censorship is an important document of censorial practices in Poland in the 1970s. It is a collection of censoring regulations which worked preventively to silence or distort those aspects of Polish life which were uncomfortable for the communist establishment. Although the role of censorship in totalitarian regimes is well known, the linguistic mechanisms by which (a) information flow was controlled and (b) preferred constructions of reality were mediated, have not been studied. Arguing that the language of the Black Book was indicative of the organization of power in the Polish censorial institutions and in the country as a whole, we also demonstrate how censorship regulated the flow of information in such a way that the only acceptable version of reality was represented in the media, and that the censors posited themselves as gatekeepers of information.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147150
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.137
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.720
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dc.contributor.authorGalasiński, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorJaworski, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T03:24:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T03:24:18Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationDiscourse And Society, 1997, v. 8 n. 3, p. 341-357en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0957-9265en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe Black Book of Polish Censorship is an important document of censorial practices in Poland in the 1970s. It is a collection of censoring regulations which worked preventively to silence or distort those aspects of Polish life which were uncomfortable for the communist establishment. Although the role of censorship in totalitarian regimes is well known, the linguistic mechanisms by which (a) information flow was controlled and (b) preferred constructions of reality were mediated, have not been studied. Arguing that the language of the Black Book was indicative of the organization of power in the Polish censorial institutions and in the country as a whole, we also demonstrate how censorship regulated the flow of information in such a way that the only acceptable version of reality was represented in the media, and that the censors posited themselves as gatekeepers of information.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105519en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDiscourse and Societyen_HK
dc.subjectCensorshipen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction of realityen_HK
dc.subjectPolanden_HK
dc.subjectTotalitarianismen_HK
dc.titleThe linguistic construction of reality in the Black Book of Polish Censorshipen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailJaworski, A: jaworski@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0957926597008003004-
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dc.identifier.volume8en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage341en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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