Discourse and identity formation parliamentary debates in Bahrain

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Full title: Discourse and identity formation parliamentary debates in Bahrain / Lamya Alkooheji, Chitra Sinha.
Main Authors: Alkooheji, Lamya, (Author)
, Sinha, Chitra, (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: The book explores eleven debates held at the Bahraini Council of Representatives (or the Parliament) over 2007-2010, to comprehend how parliamentary discourse contributes towards identity formation within Bahraini society. Within the framework of critical discourse studies, the book traces the ideological struggle over power in the linguistic content of legislative discourse through a range of discursive strategies and devices. The authors contend that the discursive choices across the political spectrum in the legislative debates reflected strong sectarian characteristics which contained in it the seeds of political unrest of 2011, the so-called 'Arab Spring' of Bahrainches Parliamentary rhetoric and its resonance in the public sphere, the authors argue, revealed the underlying contradictions in Bahraini society. The book highlights the significance of legislative discourse as a platform of social cohesion, and its instability being symptomatic of contradictions within society.
Language: English
Published: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.
Classmark: NKB410 /527162
Series: Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; volume 73.
ISBN: 9789027206640