This case study examines whether an academic listserv functions primarily as a medium for progressive discourse in which enacted power relations are collaborative or primarily as a medium for discourse in which norms are unilaterally established and off‐line hierarchical power relations are re‐enacted. A few instances of progressive norm setting and other indicators of collaborative power relations were found. However, findings overall suggest that the hierarchical power relations of the college context were re‐enacted in the listserv as revealed by the manner in which the discourse was patterned by gender, rank, and role.
McGee, P. and Briscoe, F. (2003), "Discourse analysis: Power/Knowledge on an academic listserv", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 133-148. https://doi.org/10.1108/14779960380000232Download as .RIS
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