Racialization and Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives From Perú

1st Edition

Michele Back, Virginia Zavala

Published August 8, 2018
Reference - 252 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138480568 - CAT# K348777
Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

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Drawing on frameworks from applied linguistics and critical discourse analysis, this volume employs a linguistics approach to understanding race and racism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Peru. Building on recent debates in Peru on cultural and biological definitions of race, the book seeks to re-examine the relationship between race and culture not as a dichotomy but as one rooted in and shaped by specific historical moments. Similarly, the volume uses this discussion as a jumping-off point from which to explore notions of identity informed by language as used in local context, rather than as a fixed social category. Offering new perspectives on discursive practices of race and racism in Peru and Latin America, this collection is key reading for students and researchers in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and Latin American studies.

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