The Meaning of the Terms Culture and Civilization in the Greek Newspapers “Macedonia” and “Thessaloniki”: A Social Semiotic Approach

By:
Konstantinos Tsioumis,
Ifigenia Vamvakidou,
Dr. Paraskevi Golia,
Stavrianos George
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Our research aimed to elucidate the cultural notions which are used in specific Greek newspapers “Macedonia” & “Thessaloniki” (year 2002) in order to describe the terms “civilization” and “culture”. We try to reveal whether the Western countries and their cultures are still differentiated in a superior way than others. Taking into account the object and the nature of the cultural research in theoretical and experimental basis, we search in newspapers-text specific cultural key-words, which show the direction of journalist discourse. The sample of the research will be analyzed using the method of social semiotic analysis.


Keywords: Newspapers, cultural notions, perception of culture in nowadays, civilization, culture
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Meaning of the Terms Culture and Civilization in the Greek Newspapers “Macedonia” and “Thessaloniki”


Konstantinos Tsioumis

Assistant Professor, Pedagogic School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Greece


Ifigenia Vamvakidou

Lecturer, Pedagogic School, University of West Macedonia
Greece

Ifigenia Vamvakidou has studied Modern History and Philosophy of History at the University of Salonica. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Modern History of Greece at the same University and attended Postgraduated Studies in Philosophy of History at the same University. She is currently a lecturer at the University of West Macedonia (Florina, Greece), where she teaches Modern History, Cultural Studies and History of Art and Education. She has published several papers in Greek and European scientific journals about intercultural teaching of history and History of Art. She is the writer of the book in greek: Thraces in 1821 and the artistic monuments as historical sources.

Dr. Paraskevi Golia

Phd Student, Pedagogic School, University of West Macedonia
Greece

Paraskevi Golia: Teacher of Primary Education. Graduate of Pedagogic Academy Florina in 1986 and of Pedagogic Department of Education of Florina, Aristotle University, in 1998. She attended Postgraduated Studies in Pedagogic- Humanities and Historical Studies at the same University. MS in faculty of Education, Pedagogic Department of Florina, Aristotle University Thessaloniki: ''Ideological Direction of the Greek Students of Ex Soviet Union (1925-1937): A research in language school books''. She is candidate for a Ph.D. in Educational Politics at the University of West Macedonia (Florina, Greece) and she is assistant in teaching Modern History. She has published several papers in Greek and European scientific journals about pedagogic. She had created also educational software in education.

Stavrianos George

Lecturer, Department of Balkan Studies, Florina, University of West Macedonia
Greece


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