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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27110
Title:
The Language of Belonging
Authors:
Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna; Galasinski, Dariusz
Abstract:
Addressing one of the most significant aspects of social life in our time - that of cultural identities and identifications - the authors demonstrate ways in which the language we use in everyday life, in our conversations and narratives, constructs and confirms in a continuing, flexible and context-bound way our sense of who we are, where and to whom we belong - or wish to belong. They offer a theoretical reassessment of how we understand, study and analyse processes of multiple and sometimes self-contradictory identification as reflected through the language of belonging and not belonging. The theoretical case is exemplified by the discourses of three-generational families on the Polish-German borders. Prompted by photographs to talk about themselves and other social groups, they provide major insights into the complex identities constructed by and for such families as the result of the major political changes in Europe in the 20th century which threw their lives into turmoil and created different and changing socio-political environments for each generation. (Palgrave Macmillan)
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27110
Additional Links:
http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=267033
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
1403907870; 978-1403907875
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeinhof, Ulrike Hanna-
dc.contributor.authorGalasinski, Dariusz-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:04:32Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:04:32Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.isbn1403907870-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1403907875-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27110-
dc.description.abstractAddressing one of the most significant aspects of social life in our time - that of cultural identities and identifications - the authors demonstrate ways in which the language we use in everyday life, in our conversations and narratives, constructs and confirms in a continuing, flexible and context-bound way our sense of who we are, where and to whom we belong - or wish to belong. They offer a theoretical reassessment of how we understand, study and analyse processes of multiple and sometimes self-contradictory identification as reflected through the language of belonging and not belonging. The theoretical case is exemplified by the discourses of three-generational families on the Polish-German borders. Prompted by photographs to talk about themselves and other social groups, they provide major insights into the complex identities constructed by and for such families as the result of the major political changes in Europe in the 20th century which threw their lives into turmoil and created different and changing socio-political environments for each generation. (Palgrave Macmillan)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=267033en
dc.subjectCultural identityen
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen
dc.subjectCultural historyen
dc.subjectSociopoliticsen
dc.subjectGermanyen
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen
dc.subjectBorder communitiesen
dc.subjectPolanden
dc.subjectPolishnessen
dc.subjectEthnic identityen
dc.subjectEthnographyen
dc.subjectNarrativeen
dc.subjectBelongingen
dc.subjectDiscourseen
dc.titleThe Language of Belongingen
dc.typeBooken
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