‘Pray for the fatherland!’ Discursive and digital strategies at play in nationalist political blogging.

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Pettersson , K & Sakki , I 2017 , ' ‘Pray for the fatherland!’ Discursive and digital strategies at play in nationalist political blogging. ' , Qualitative Research in Psychology , vol. 14 , no. 3 , pp. 315-349 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2017.1290177

Title: ‘Pray for the fatherland!’ Discursive and digital strategies at play in nationalist political blogging.
Author: Pettersson, Katarina; Sakki, Inari
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 35
Belongs to series: Qualitative Research in Psychology
ISSN: 1478-0887
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/222900
Abstract: Political blogs have come to constitute important channels for expressing nationalist and anti-immigration political views. The new forms that this rhetoric may take, comprising an intricate intermingling of verbal, digital, (audio-)visual, and communicative elements, present challenges for qualitative research. In this article we propose a way for analysing this new" nationalist political discourse from a qualitative social psychological perspective. The suggested approach combines analytical procedures form critical discursive and rhetorical psychology with social semiotic and rhetorical studies of images, completed with analytical tools and concepts from narrative psychology and research into online political communication. Using two empirical examples of nationalist and anti-immigration political blog-entries written during the 2015 refugee crisis," we show this approach enables the researcher to adequately study how such political messages are conveyed through the multitude of elements provided by the blogs. In so doing, our ultimate goal is to contribute to the analytical capacity of qualitative social psychological research into contemporary political communication and persuasion.
Subject: 5144 Social psychology
NATIONALISM
PERSUASION
political blogs
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
ASYLUM SEEKERS
extreme-right
CONSTRUCTION
ONLINE
racism
OPPORTUNITIES
PREJUDICE
DISCOURSE
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