Discourses of Remembrance

Erika Marie Kirkpatrick

Abstract


This article uses the post-structural approach to analyze primary sources about Remembrance Day. Through deconstruction of the use of language in media sources from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom this piece reviles the relationship between how societies discuss war and their willingness to use force in international relations. The use of binary pairs and dichotomization of language allow for this piece to explore the political implications of what it terms the "Remembrance Day Discourse."

Keywords


Remembrance Day; Post-structuralism

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