Subnational Discourses and Local Selves
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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