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The power of memory : how Western collective memory of the Holocaust functioned in discourse on Kosovo / by Tajana Bjellos.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: DR2087 .B53 2010

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    This thesis provides a rhetorical analysis of the Western representation of the Kosovo conflict and its resolution in the year 1999. By reviewing political, scholarly and media rhetoric, the thesis examines how the dominant narrative of "genocide in Kosovo" was created in Western discourse, arguing that it gained its persuasive force from the legacy of the collective memory of the Holocaust. Using the framework of Kenneth Burke's theory of Dramatism and Walter Fisher's theory of the narrative paradigm, this thesis aims to understand how language, analogy and collective memory function in rhetoric to shape audience perceptions and guide political and military action. The study illustrates the mechanics of the operating rhetoric by analyzing two primary sources, the rhetoric of U.S. President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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    Book
    Author/Creator
    Bjellos, Tajana.
    Published
    2010
    Notes
    Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-111).
    Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services. 22 cm.
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    English
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    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    vi, 119 p.

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