Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Thematization and collective positioning in everyday political talk

White, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-4668-698X (2009) Thematization and collective positioning in everyday political talk. British Journal of Political Science, 39 (4). pp. 699-709. ISSN 0007-1234

PDF - Accepted Version
Download (318kB) | Preview

Identification Number: 10.1017/S0007123409000738


This piece outlines some of the findings of an exploratory research project into popular forms of identification in the contemporary European context and their implications for projects of transnational integration such as the European Union. Drawing on a series of group interviews conducted with taxi-drivers in Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic, it looks at how political problems are articulated in discussion, how speakers position themselves in relation to these problems, and how this differs according to the topics in question. It is suggested that these routinized discursive practices shape the way speakers make sense of the political world, and in turn the kinds of political association that make sense to them as citizens.

Item Type: Article
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2009 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 15:31
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:57

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics