Language Discourse and Power in African American Culture

Author: Marcyliena Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521001498
Release Date: 2002-07-04
Genre: History

African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book covers the entire field--grammar, speech, and verbal genres. It also reveals the various historical strands that must be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. These are the social and cultural history of the American South, the urban and northern black popular culture, as well as policy issues. The current heated political and educational debates about the status of the African American dialect are also addressed.

Between German and Hebrew

Author: Lina Barouch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110466614
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Genre: History

This book traces the German-Hebrew contact zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss lived and produced their creative work in early twentieth-century Germany and later in British Mandate Palestine after their voluntary or forced migration in the 1920s and 1930s. Set in shifting historical contexts and literary debates – the notion of the German vernacular nation, Hebraism and Jewish Revival in Weimar Germany, the crisis of language in modernist literature, and the fledgling multilingual communities in Jerusalem, the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss emerge as unique forms of counterlanguage. The three chapters of the book are dedicated to Scholem’s Hebraist lamentation, Kraft’s Germanist steadfastness and Strauss’s polyglot dialogue, respectively. The examination of their correspondences, diaries, scholarship and literary oeuvres demonstrates how counteractive writing practices helped confront concrete and metaphorical crises of language to produce compelling alternatives to literary silence, amnesia or paralysis that were prompted by cultural marginality and dislocation.

Lesbian Geographies

Author: Kath Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317105640
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Social Science

It has long been recognised that the spatialisation of sexual lives is always gendered. Sexism and male dominance are a pervasive reality and lesbian issues are rarely afforded the same prominence as gay issues. Thus, lesbian geographies continue to be a salient axis of difference, challenging the conflation of lesbians and gay men, as well as the trope that homonormativity affects lesbians and gay men in the same ways. This volume explores lesbian geographies in diverse geographical, social and cultural contexts and presents new approaches, using English as a working language but not as a cultural framework. Going beyond the dominant trace of Anglo-American perspectives of research in sexualities, this book presents research in a wide range of countries including Australia, Argentina, Israel, Canada, USA, Russia, Poland, Spain, Hungary and Mexico.

Literacy and Literacies

Author: James Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521596610
Release Date: 2003-05-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The authors present a new account of literacy & its relation to power. They discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, & ethnic identity & challenge received assumptions about literacy, intellectual development & social progress.

Social Media in Northern Chile

Author: Nell Haynes
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 9781910634592
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Social Science

Based on 15 months of ethnographic research in the city of Alto Hospicio in northern Chile, this book describes how the residents use social media, and the consequences of this use in their daily lives. Nell Haynes argues that social media is a place where Alto Hospicio’s residents – or Hospiceños – express their feelings of marginalisation that result from living in city far from the national capital, and with a notoriously low quality of life compared to other urban areas in Chile. In actively distancing themselves from residents in cities such as Santiago, Hospiceños identify as marginalised citizens, and express a new kind of social norm. Yet Haynes finds that by contrasting their own lived experiences with those of people in metropolitan areas, Hospiceños are strengthening their own sense of community and the sense of normativity that shapes their daily lives. This exciting conclusion is illustrated by the range of social media posts about personal relationships, politics and national citizenship, particularly on Facebook

Rethinking Context

Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521422884
Release Date: 1992-05-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The past decade has seen a fundamental rethinking of the concept of context. Rather than functioning solely as a constraint on linguistic performance, context is now analyzed as a product of language use. Language and context are seen as interactively defined phenomena. The essays in this collection, written by many of the leading figures in the social sciences, critically reexamine the concept of context from a variety of different angles and propose new ways of thinking about it with reference to specific human activities such as face-to-face interaction, radio talk, medical diagnosis, political encounters and socialization practices. The editors have provided introductions to each essay as well as a general overview of the issues under debate.

Speaking Culturally

Author: Gerry Philipsen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079141163X
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science

Speaking Culturally presents case studies of two cultures, focusing on how speaking is thematized and enacted in each. The Teamsterville culture is drawn from the author's studies of the spoken life of an urban, working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while the Nacirema culture draws upon studies of communication among middle-class Americans, primarily on the West Coast. Using fieldwork conducted over a period of twenty years, Philipsen shows how listening to a people's spoken life can reveal expressions of underlying codes--or social rhetorics--of what it means to be a person, how persons can and should be linked together in social relations, and how communication can and should be used in interpersonal conduct. From these studies of speaking in two cultures emerges an understanding of communication as an activity in which people not only draw from and express but also shape and fashion their understandings of self, society, and strategic action.

Language and Sexuality

Author: Deborah Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521009693
Release Date: 2003-03-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This lively and accessible textbook, first published in 2003, provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015054035236
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

Author: GK Hall
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN: 0783804644
Release Date: 2004-08
Genre: African Americans

Lists current publications cataloged during the past year by the New York Public Library for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Library of Congress subject headings are supplemented by special headings developed for the collection.