Mediated Myths and Rituals: Critical Discourse Analysis Revisited

By Ekaterina Timofeeva.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The mass media make it possible to speak about two different levels of cultural participation. Any cultural event, regardless of its significance, could be celebrated both actively and passively thanks to the mass media coverage, and both large events—such as the Olympics—as well as small, community-based local festivals, among other events of local significance, provide these two different modalities for cultural participation. The structure of this paper is as follows. First, based on sociological, anthropological, and psychological theories of ritual, I will develop an analytical framework for the study of celebration. Second, I will translate this scheme into semiotic terms. Third, I will suggest how the semiotic text of active cultural participation differs theoretically from the discursive text of passive cultural participation.

Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis, Cultural Policy, Active Cultural Participation, Passive Cultural Participation, Myth, Ritual

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.133-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 637.137KB).

Ekaterina Timofeeva

PhD Student, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Sociology/Cultural Policy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, Finland

Ekaterina Timofeeva, PhD student of University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Sociology/Cultural Policy.

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