Publication details [#55120]

Codó, Eva. 2011. Regimenting discourse, controlling bodies: Disinformation, evaluation and moral categorization in a state bureaucratic agency. Discourse & Society 22 (6) : 723–742.
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SAGE Publications


From a critical and ethnographic sociolinguistic perspective, this study argues that, via various micro- control strategies, evaluation and moral hierarchization, the government employees at the information desk of a Spanish immigration office in Barcelona, enact the disciplinary and exclusionary regime of the nation-state, and socialize their clients into becoming ‘good’ migrants.