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The Power of Discourse and the Discourse of Power

The Power of Discourse and the Discourse of Power

The power of discourse and the discourse of power

10.1 Introduction

Power is an omnipresent facet of discourse and beyond. That is to say that in all semiotic processes such as (less studied) non-verbal communication there are power expressions. Yet most works that have discussed the relationship ...

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