Performing the Institutional Self

Linguistic Penalties and the Job Interview - Celia Roberts

Celia Roberts [+-]
King's College, London
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Celia Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at King's College, London.


The idea of the self as a constantly performing and governable set of entities is discussed and linked to some of the theoretical background given in Chapter 1. The different somewhat conflicting selves are accounted for by the way in which institutions ‘think’ and act. This chapter moves from the entrepreneurial self to performing the institutional self and sets the scene for why the interview is a punitive setting.

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Roberts, Celia. Performing the Institutional Self. Linguistic Penalties and the Job Interview. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2021. ISBN 9781845537692. Date accessed: 08 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25075. Mar 2021

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