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By E. Waterton

This booklet bargains a critique of the dominant conceptualization of historical past present in coverage, which has a tendency to privilege the white, heart and higher periods. utilizing Britain as an illustration, Waterton explores how and why contemporary guidelines proceed to lean in the direction of the predictable melding of cultural variety with developments of assimilation.

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It may include reference to instrumental rationalities, or the positive effects of such social practices (van Leeuwen and Wodak 1999: 105), such as the agreement to conserve material remains of the past for the benefit of future generations. The moral logic that underpins this rationalization is hidden from view and is left on the surface as an appearance that seems straightforward. The third form of legitimization, moral evaluation, appeals to a pre-established discourse of values and includes economic value, public value, objective value and wellbeing values (van Leeuwen 1999: 109).

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2 A Model of Social Life (adopted from Fairclough 2009) and affect each other (Chouliaraki and Fairclough 1999: 21). 1). 2). Social life thus becomes dialectical in two ways: between structures, practices and events, and between the semiotic and other elements found within each, all of which jostle with, negotiate, modify or work to sustain individual texts and events, as well as social practices. A key function of this dialectical understanding of discourse is that it is always both constitutive and constituting.

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