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Description - Turf Wars by Gabriella Gahlia Modan

Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place is the fascinating story of an urban neighborhood undergoing rapid gentrification. * Explores how members of a multi-ethnic, multi-class Washington, DC, community deploy language to legitimize themselves as community members while discrediting others. * Discusses such issues as public toilets and public urination, the "morality" of co-ops and condos, and characterizations of "good" girls and "bad" boys. * Draws on linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis to provide insight into the ways that local activity shapes larger urban social processes. * Draws also on cultural geography and urban anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405129558
ISBN-10: 1405129557
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gabriella Gahlia Modan

Gabriella Gahlia Modan (PhD Georgetown University) is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, The Ohio State University.

Books By Gabriella Gahlia Modan

Turf Wars by Gabriella Gahlia Modan
Hardback, October 2006