Chapter published in:Degrees of European Belonging: The fuzzy areas between us and them
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 91] 2021
► pp. 17–36
This chapter presents the methodology followed for exploring the various degrees of belonging to “Europe” as constructed by the French daily, Le Monde. First, the role of media discourse in Europe (2.1) is briefly introduced before Le Monde is presented (2.2). It is followed by the theoretical framework (2.3) in which Le Monde’s discourse is analysed. Finally, the construction of the corpora (2.4) and methods of analysis (2.5) are explained, and then presented in a synthesis (2.6). As methods of analysis may vary depending on the corpus, only general information is provided here. Specific information on each corpus and its related methods of analysis is provided in the relevant chapters.