Date: 27-Sep-2005 From: Palgrave Macmillan <palgravemacmillanpalgrave.com> Subject: The Language of Belonging: Meinhof, Galasinski
Title: The Language of Belonging
Series Title: Language and Globalisation
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Ulrike Hann Meinhof, University of Southampton
Author: Dariusz Galasinski, University of Wolverhampton
Hardback: ISBN: 1403907870 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
The authors address one of the most significant aspects of social life in our times: that of cultural identities and identifications, and of the ways we construct them through our speech and the narrative of ourselves and others. They combine a theoretical re-assessment of how we understand, study and analyze processes of identification with detailed case studies of the discourses of three-generation families living in split-border communities along the former 'Iron Curtain', talking about themselves and other social groups, about their way of life and their experiences past and present.