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University of Colorado at Boulder

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Program Name

Russia: Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Abstract

This research project seeks to combine a Russian Language component with a look at Russian foreign politics by performing a discourse analytical study of the Russian mass media reaction to the November 2004 United States Presidential elections. Discourse analysis is a method by which a language or speech sample is analyzed to discover the greater social and societal meanings and implications hidden within those words. The attempt was made to gain a greater understanding of Russian society and culture through an analysis of answers given to the question “Are you for Bush or for Kerry?”, posed to various members of Russian society in the November 18, 2004 issue of the Russian weekly analytical magazine Vlast’.

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

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