LINGUIST List 24.4870

Mon Dec 02 2013

Books: Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen: Billings

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Date: 02-Dec-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen: Billings
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Title: Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty
Queen Series Title: Encounters Published: 2013 Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783090747

Author: Sabrina Billings Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090754 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 169.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783090754 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090747 Pages: 232 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783090747 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off-stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. While highlighting many contestants' struggles for escape from poverty and patriarchy, the book also emphasizes their creative strategies – linguistic and otherwise – for bettering their lives and shows how people living in a global economic periphery take part in, and sometimes feel left out of, the wider world.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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