Title

Media discourse on globalization in China : a social-psychological analysis

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Language and Social Psychology

Publication Date

6-1-2011

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

139

Last Page

157

Publisher

Sage Publications, Inc.

Keywords

China's Second Revolution, Decategorization, Ideological Inconsistency, Intergroup Communication, Recategorization, Social Representations, Stereotyping

Abstract

China's economic liberalization reforms and quest for global status have raised concerns over ideological inconsistencies (the adoption of market economy is discrepant from China's avowed belief in socialism) and image problems (the world that China wants to embrace perceives her as a menace). Official media discourse makes frequent reference to globalization and uses it to manage the inconsistencies and to bolster China's global image. These discursive functions, though related to media discourse's meaning-making functions, are sufficiently distinct from the latter to merit their own analysis. This article provides a theoretical discussion of the functions derived from social-psychological research on inconsistency justification and intergroup relations, with illustrative examples from relevant articles published in the People's Daily between 1996 and 2006. © 2011 SAGE Publications.

DOI

10.1177/0261927X10397167

Print ISSN

0261927X

E-ISSN

15526526

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2011 SAGE Publications.

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Full-text Version

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

Ng, H. S., Ye, J., & Lee, C.-C. (2011). Media discourse on globalization in China: A social-psychological analysis. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30(2), 139-157. doi: 10.1177/0261927X10397167

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