Subnational Discourses and Local Selves

  • Jay M. Woodhams


Discourse is a macro-level phenomenon and a more localised and bounded entity as in the case of ‘subnational’ discourses. This chapter provides a case study of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, and argues that the location in which political discussions take place has a tangible effect on the genesis of political identities. In this case, it is primarily through four salient discourses: ‘the political town’, ‘left-wing’, ‘small-town’ and ‘different’.


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  • Jay M. Woodhams
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  1. 1.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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