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Celia Davies

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348029

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.001.0001

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Power, discursive styles and identities

Power, discursive styles and identities

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(p.137) Six Power, discursive styles and identities
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Citizens at the centre
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Celia Davies

Margaret Wetherell

Elizabeth Barnett

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0007

This chapter examines the overt attempts by dominant groups to control the agenda and subtle effects of hegemonic discourse at the meetings of the Citizens Council of the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It describes the ways by which the voices of minority-ethnic-group members of the Council were included in it and the discursive styles deployed by members of the Council to deal with the new context they found themselves in. The chapter also discusses the issues of citizen identity and a new conceptualisation of deliberation as a dialogic discursive practice.

Keywords:   Citizens Council, NICE, dominant groups, hegemonic discourse, minority ethnic group, discursive styles

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