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Reconciliation Discourse

The Case of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Reconciliation Discourse( )
Author: Verdoolaege, Annelies
Series title:Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-90-272-9161-5
Publication Date:Feb 2008
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $158.00
Book Description:

This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through a certain type of reconciliation discourse constructed at the TRC hearings, a reconciliation-oriented reality took shape in post-TRC...
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