Article published in:Ethnography, discourse, and hegemony
Edited by Jan Blommaert †, James Collins, Monica Heller, Ben Rampton, Stef Slembrouck and Jef Verschueren
[Pragmatics 13:1] 2003
► pp. 135–143
A touch of class
The erasion of group-based social inequality as a hegemonic process in political discourse
This paper describes how political discourse, as manifested in the policy statements of two Flemish political parties which assign to themselves the epithet ‘social’, contributes to the erasion of group-based or class- related forms of social inequality. A brief comparison with the academic defense of ‘Third Way’ politics (in the work of Anthony Giddens) leads to the suggestion that we are witnessing a hegemonic process.
Keywords: Political Discourse, Social Inequality, Class, Diversity, Hegemony
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Published online: 01 March 2003
Cited by 2 other publications
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