Controlling discourse is a common practice among colleges and universities, public and private schools, political parties, libraries, departments of government, and funding institutions, just to name a few. The control of discourse is essential for maintaining their power, status, and influence. The goals and missions of these institutions are shaped through conversations between individuals at various levels of power, status, and influence. The ongoing behavior of these institutions — as dictated primarily by those in positions of power, status, and influence — is reflected in discourse among and between themselves, and their counterparts in other institutions.
"Institutional Language of Control: Race, Class, and Gender Issues,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol11/iss1/10