Prison Discourse: Language as a Means of Control and Resistance

Hardcover | April 3, 2004

byAndrea Mayr

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With unique and powerful data from within a big city prison, this book clarifies the role that conversational analysis can have within a Critical Discourse Analysis perspective. In a detailed linguistic analysis of the language use of prison officers and prisoners involved in a prison based course, the author charts the shifting power relations of control and resistance and situates the findings in a broader sociological analysis of the prison as an institution.

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With unique and powerful data from within a big city prison, this book clarifies the role that conversational analysis can have within a Critical Discourse Analysis perspective. In a detailed linguistic analysis of the language use of prison officers and prisoners involved in a prison based course, the author charts the shifting power ...

Andrea Mayr is at University of Glasgow.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.84 × 5.64 × 0.8 inPublished:April 3, 2004Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333993357

ISBN - 13:9780333993354

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Table of Contents

A Social Theory of Discourse * The Research Context, Methodology and Data Collection * Critical Discourse Analysis and the Language of Social Control * Critical Discourse Analysis and the Study of Officer-Inmate Interaction * Resisting and Acquiescing in Social Control * Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Research * Bibliography * Index