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Face, Power, and Identity
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While face has been conceptualized as a property of an individual, recent studies argue that face needs to be regarded as dynamically constituted in interaction between two or more individuals. Among the factors influencing the constitution of face, an important role is played by issues of societal power, which can be maintained or challenged interactionally. Similarly, identity is a concept that interacts with both face and power. This entry con…

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Perelmutter, Renee, “Face, Power, and Identity”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 20 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035962>
First published online: 2020

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