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Journal
2015 | 2 | 2 | 2-15
Article title

Mythic Incantations of American Empire

Content
Title variants
PL
Mityczne zaklęcia amerykańskiego imperium
Languages of publication
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Abstracts
EN
American empire is sustained by the mythic incantations of rhetorical rituals constituting an attitude of war. The discourse of empire consists of dead metaphors that lend a sense of necessity and inevitability to war by depicting it as rhythmical, timeless, migratory, clean, and heroic. It is a persistent but declining discourse. Its totalizing worldview resists critique, leaving it politically moribund and exposed to transformation by tricksters.
Imperium amerykańskie opiera się na mitycznych zaklęciach i retorycznych rytuałach kreujących obraz wojny. Dyskurs imperium składa się z martwych metafor, które nadają poczucie konieczności i nieuchronności wojny, przedstawiając ją jako rzeczywistość rytmiczną, ponadczasową, nomadyczną, szlachetną i heroiczną. Światopogląd wyrażany w tak natarczywym dyskursie jest odporny na wszelką krytykę, czyniąc go politycznie martwym i narażając na mistyfikacje.
Keywords
EN
war   empire   myth   metaphor   trickster  
Journal
Year
Volume
2
Issue
2
Pages
2-15
Physical description
Dates
published
2015
Contributors
author
  • Indiana University
author
  • Arizona State University
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Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_17380_rr2015_2_1
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