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The discursive construction of blame : the language of public inquiries

Author: James Murphy
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the language of public inquiries to reveal how blame is assigned, avoided, negotiated and discussed in this quasi-legal setting. In doing so, the author adds a much-needed linguistic perspective to the study of blame - previously the reserve of moral philosophers, sociologists and psychologists - at a time when public inquiries are being convened with increasing frequency. While the stated purpose  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Murphy
ISBN: 1137507217 9781137507211
OCLC Number: 1040656928
Description: xii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Openings: terms, conditions and getting started --
Questioning --
Blame avoidance --
The (non-)assigning of blame --
Apologising --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: James Murphy.

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