Publication details [#20056]

Hutchby, Ian. 1996. Confrontation Talk: Arguments, Symmetries, and Power on Talk Radio. (Everyday communication: Case studies of behavior in context). Mahwah (N.J.): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. x + 130 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book focuses on the interplay between the structures of talk in interaction and participation on talk radio and shows how conversation analysis can be employed to explain power as a feature of institutional discourse. Through a case study of a British talk radio show, several key issues in the study of institutional communication and conflict talk are adressed.