National Doxa, crises and ideological contestation in contemporary Austria

Karner, Christian (2005) National Doxa, crises and ideological contestation in contemporary Austria. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 11 (2). pp. 221-263. ISSN 1353-7113

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Based on a qualitative analysis of relevant news media, this article provides a historically contextualized account of the construction and contestation of Austrian national identities. It argues, in Bourdieu-ian fashion, that successive crises since the mid-1980s have transformed a previously non-reflexive habitus/doxa—the taken-for-granted (though not ideologically homogenous) “cultural universe of the undiscussed”—into a contested “universe of discourse.” Focusing on the realms of sport, language/national symbols, and the environment, the analysis reveals discursive struggles around previously “banal” and now consciously negotiated national identities.

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Deposited On:17 Jan 2020 11:09

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