Our sense of community

An Iconography of Japanese Identity - Ken Tann

Ken Tann [+-]
The University of Sydney
Ken Tann lectures at the University of Sydney on the application of linguistic research to identity issues in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to discourse analysis, and his publications include work on both the English and Japanese languages, particularly in relation to nationalism and identity politics.


This chapter discusses how those specific people and things are generalized as part of the greater community through the linguistic resource of Gemeinschaft, to establish boundaries around the community, by including and excluding readers.

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Tann, Ken. Our sense of community. An Iconography of Japanese Identity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Dec 2025. ISBN 9781781793428. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27377. Date accessed: 22 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27377. Dec 2025

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