Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

The Problem of Confusing Images of “Nationalist” and “Patriot” in Polycode Texts in the Era of Digitalization of the Information Space

Authors
M.N. Latu, Yu.R. Tagiltseva
Corresponding Author
Yu.R. Tagiltseva
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.031How to use a DOI?
Keywords
the Internet, extremist discourse, nationalism, patriotism, concept
Abstract
The article examines peculiarities of perception of Patriotic images in the context of nationalist extremist discourse, which are actively broadcasted in the virtual space, primarily in social networks, by various nationalist communities to create their attractiveness and popularity of their ideas among young people. In this connection, the definitions of the concepts PATRIOT, NATIONALIST and EXTREMIST presented in the explanatory, special dictionaries of the Russian language and cognitive consciousness of native speakers were correlated within the framework of the associative experiment, which gave us an opportunity to clarify characteristics of these lingua-cultural types in three aspects – ideological, religious and instrumental, filled with different content. The study showed that in the theoretical plane, recipients quite clearly distinguish the types “nationalist”, “patriot” and “extremist”: in the first case, the concepts “nationalist” and “extremist” clearly trace the ideological affiliation of a person to any direction: nationalism or extremism; in the second case, their tools of influence on society are presented - radical measures with (possible) use of violence to achieve their goals; the third stands apart from the considered types, since it implements only the concept of PATRIOT due to a positive connotation – a sense of deep devotion to Motherland. However, when dealing with practical aspect, the picture changes dramatically: participants in research are not always able to distinguish propaganda of patriotism from broadcasting nationalist ideas of extremist groups. The psycholinguistic experiment has shown that nationalist discourse purposefully uses patriotic images to camouflage positions, which enable them to draw together and assimilate expressed ideas belonging to different contexts; to give modern symbols or messages the same positive connotations that are associated with the depicted marker of patriotism; to strengthen significance of their own expressed ideas due to strong emotions and feelings that Patriotic symbols evoke; to create conditions for uncritical perception of other images and transmitted information due to a recognizable emotionally filled strong positive image that causes internal agreement and approval and is clearly perceived as a marker of “ own” in the dichotomy of “us-them”.
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