Символическая политика: сборник научных трудов
The article discusses the concept of image and the perspectives of discursive image analysis in polititcal studies. A semiotically oriented framework for discursive analysis of images is presented. Semantic, syntactic and pragmatic aspects of discursive representations are suggested to be analysed on the basis of structural narrative semiotics and critical discourse analysis. In the presented analytical scheme discursive images are described as sets of semantic narrative units, actantial roles and pragmatic strategies. Possible applications of the scheme are illustrated by the analysis of the image of South Ossetia that is constructed in the discourse of Russian foreign policy.