Language of authority: Issues of identity and authority in an online community

Language of authority: Issues of identity and authority in an online community

Armstrong N, Koteyko N, Powell J. (2011). ‘Oh dear, should I really be saying that on here?’ Issues of identity and authority in an online diabetes community. Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 16(4), 347- 365. http://hea.sagepub.com/content/16/4/347 https://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/10005/6/ARMSTRONG_VC%20Postings%20paper%20-%20accepted%20version.pdf We explore peer-to-peer discussions which took place in a UK-based diabetes ‘Virtual Clinic’ online community. In particular, we seek to understand the rhetorical nature and content of exchanges over…

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