Manufacturing Consent: A corpus‐based critical discourse analysis of New Labour's educational governance

@inproceedings{Mulderrig2011ManufacturingCA,
  title={Manufacturing Consent: A corpus‐based critical discourse analysis of New Labour's educational governance},
  author={Jane Mulderrig},
  year={2011}
}
This paper presents selected findings from a historical analysis of change in the discursive construction of social identity in UK education policy discourse from 1972–2005. My chief argument is that through its linguistic forms of self‐identification the government construes educational roles, relations and responsibilities not only for itself, but also for other educational actors and wider society. More specifically, I argue that New Labour's distinctive mode of self‐representation is an… CONTINUE READING

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