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LINGUIST List 21.180

Mon Jan 11 2010

Books: Socioling/Discourse Analysis: Kamada

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        1.    Elinor Robertson, Hybrid Identities and Adolescent Girls: Kamada

Message 1: Hybrid Identities and Adolescent Girls: Kamada
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Hybrid Identities and Adolescent Girls: Kamada
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Title: Hybrid Identities and Adolescent Girls
Subtitle: Being 'Half' in Japan
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Published: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL: www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692320

Author: Laurel Kamada
Hardback: ISBN: 1847692338 9781847692337 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 119.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1847692338 9781847692337 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 64.95
Paperback: ISBN: 184769232X 9781847692320 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 184769232X 9781847692320 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

This is the first in-depth examination of "half-Japanese" girls in Japan
focusing on ethnic, gendered and embodied 'hybrid' identities. Challenging
the myth of Japan as a single-race society, these girls are seen struggling
to positively manoeuvre themselves and negotiate their identities into
positions of contestation and control over marginalizing discourses which
disempower them as 'others' within Japanese society as they begin to
mature. Paradoxically, at other times, within more empowering alternative
discourses of ethnicity, they also enjoy and celebrate cultural, symbolic,
social and linguistic capital which they discursively create for themselves
as they come to terms with their constructed identities of "Japaneseness",
"whiteness" and "halfness/doubleness". This book has a colourful storyline
throughout - narrated in the girls' own voices - that follows them out of
childhood and into the rapid physical and emotional growth years of early

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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