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Original scientific paper

Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device

Martín Alonso   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-5163-0294 ; Bakeaz Documentation and Peace Studies Center, Bilbao, Spain

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APA 6th Edition
Alonso, M. (2011). Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device. Synthesis philosophica, 26 (1), 7-24. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476
MLA 8th Edition
Alonso, Martín. "Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device." Synthesis philosophica, vol. 26, no. 1, 2011, pp. 7-24. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476. Accessed 20 Sep. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Alonso, Martín. "Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device." Synthesis philosophica 26, no. 1 (2011): 7-24. https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476
Harvard
Alonso, M. (2011). 'Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device', Synthesis philosophica, 26(1), pp. 7-24. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476 (Accessed 20 September 2019)
Vancouver
Alonso M. Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device. Synthesis philosophica [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2019 September 20];26(1):7-24. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476
IEEE
M. Alonso, "Collective Identity as a Rhetorical Device", Synthesis philosophica, vol.26, no. 1, pp. 7-24, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476. [Accessed: 20 September 2019]

Abstracts
Of the plural dimensions of collective identity, this paper explores identity as a rhetorical device. The identity tag is a case in point of pragmatic effectiveness. To account for such a power a hypothetical model of identity categories is presented. Its constituent modules shape four basic dimensions: position, deindividuation, exclusion and cognitive shielding. Such delineated narrative identity becomes equivalent to an informal ideology (Halliday, 2005). As constitutive rhetoric (Charland, 1987), the narrative construction of identities converts self-referential tautology into strategies of discrimination, purification and extermination of exponents of otherness. Last century mass destruction – totalitarianism, colonialism, ethno-nationalism – has been tributary to the identity paradigm.

Keywords
collective identity; rhetoric; us vs. them; exclusion; moral obligation; political violence

Hrčak ID: 72476

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/72476

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