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Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen
Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen

Language, Globalization and the Making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen

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

Sabrina Billings
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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.

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Publisher
Channel View Publications
Year
2013
ISBN
9781783090778
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Sociolinguistics
Edition
1

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