Language, Interaction and National Identity: Studies in the Social Organisation of National Identity in Talk-in-Interaction - Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research (Hardback)Stephen Hester (author), William Housley (author), Professor Paul Atkinson (series editor), Professor Amanda Coffey (series editor), Ms Sara Delamont (series editor)
Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 28/06/2002
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Contemporary political and public discourse has come alive with the issues and conflicts surrounding questions of national identity. Despite the widespread sociological attention it has drawn as a result, most studies of national identity have been conducted at considerable analytical distance from the lived reality of national identity talk. This collection brings together the work of contemporary researchers, situating the talk and interaction in which national identities are actually expressed and used. The book presents detailed investigations of how persons actually use national identity in their talk, the interactional uses to which such expressions are put, and the interactional consequences of such identity talk. The studies are based on transcribed tape recordings of naturally occurring talk across a variety of different countries and settings, illuminating not only situated national identity talk as a phenomenon in its own right, but also providing empirically grounded research for traditional sociological theorising about issues of integration, devolution and exclusion.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 487 g
Dimensions: 219 x 153 mm
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