Doxa, Dissent, and Challenges of Rhetorical Citizenship: “When I Criticize Denmark, It Is not the White Nights or the New Potatoes I Have In Mind”

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The essay explores an instance of citizen dissent being combatted by elite politicians and the dissenting citizen’s resistance to these attacks. Proceeding from Ivie’s and Thimsen’s understandings of dissent as intimately linked to mainstream discourse and of dissent’s potential for democratic participation and rhetorical invention realized by means of rhetorical troping, the essay also invokes Phillips’ work on spaces of dissension. The essay concludes with a discussion of the difficulties in realizing ideals of deliberative democracy as conceived within the conceptual frame of rhetorical citizenship and potential avenues for theory development followed by a discussion of the potential of rhetorical troping to establish consubstantiality in a gridlocked debate.
TidsskriftJavnost - The Public
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)235-250
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 9 maj 2017


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - Dissent, listening rhetoric, space of dissension, rhetorical citizenship, troping

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