Publication details [#53215]

Praet, Ellen Van. 2010. The dual voice of domination: ritual and power in a British embassy. Text & Talk 30 (2) : 213–233.
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De Gruyter


This study discusses the ritualistic importance of meetings -in this case weekly gatherings of Heads of Section at a British embassy- in reinforcing the existing powers, and the duality of the surrounding discourse, with an acclaimed ideology of shared power, knowledge, and opportunities that covers an authority-based system favoring status differences and imparity.