Representations of Citizens/hip in 230 Years of American History. A Diachronic Corpus-assisted Approach
Keywords:Citizenship, US Presidents, American Political History, Corpus Linguistics, Political Discourse
AbstractThe paper examines how American presidents have discursively constructed citizens (and citizenship) over more than two hundred years of American political history from an interdisciplinary perspective. As one deeply contested concept in different political arenas (Wiesner et al 2017), involving aspects of collective identities, citizens/hip has been at the very heart of Western democracies since ancient times, although its significance has gradually increased in modern periods (Marshall 1950, Bayley et al. 2013).
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Bevitori, C., & Marchi, A. (2022). Representations of Citizens/hip in 230 Years of American History. A Diachronic Corpus-assisted Approach. USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics, 5(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-2752/13995
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