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Description - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Racializing Discourses in Peru by Michele Back

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138480568
ISBN-10: 1138480568
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michele Back

Michele Back is Assistant Proefssor of World Languages Education at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, USA. Virginia Zavala is Professor of Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

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