Conflicts are inherent to human society, but most of them do not concern us directly as participants or eyewitnesses. How we see social conflicts depends on how they are presented to us.This volume gathers together writings by contemporary specialists in different fields, from different backgrounds, cultures and locations, but united by a common thread: the conviction that history and current affairs are constructed and presented, not according to the facts themselves, but according to media, culture, politics, gender, religion and other factors.
1. Dedication; 1. Preface; 2. Preface; 3. Chapter 1. Constructionism in historical writing (by White, Hayden); 4. Chapter 2. White, Burke and the "literary" nature of historical controversies (by Tozzi, Veronica); 5. Chapter 3. The discursive construction of reality in the context of rhetoric: Constructivist rhetoric (by Pujante, David); 6. Chapter 4. Understanding social conflict: Reason or emotion? (by Ramirez Munoz, Simon); 7. Chapter 5. I am and I am not Charlie: The discursive conflict surrounding the attack on Charlie Hebdo (by Pujante, David); 8. Chapter 6. Media representations of recent human migrations to the United Kingdom and other Western countries (by Floyd, Alan); 9. Chapter 7. Rhetorical analysis of health risk discourse: The 2009 influenza pandemic crisis (by Garcia, Javier Nespereira); 10. Chapter 8. Critical analysis of an educational discourse practice: The literary text commentary (by Gomez, Francisco Vicente); 11. Chapter 9. The (re)construction of gender roles in the genre of song: In search of female empowerment1 (by Filardo-Llamas, Laura); 12. Chapter 10. Posthumanism and the city: The construction of identity and ideological conflict in discourses regarding the new technological self (by Molpeceres, Sara); 13. Chapter 11. Discourses of social movements in Southern Europe: The slogans of 15M (by Pujante, David); 14. Chapter 12. Cognitive frames, imaginaries and discursive constructions: Post-15M discourses with reference to eco-social alternatives (by Morales-Lopez, Esperanza); 15. Epilogue (by Morales-Lopez, Esperanza); 16. Index