By Gabriella Gahlia Modan
Turf Wars: Discourse, variety, and the Politics of position is the interesting tale of an city local present process speedy gentrification.Explores how participants of a multi-ethnic, multi-class Washington, DC, group install language to legitimize themselves as neighborhood contributors whereas discrediting others.Discusses such concerns as public bathrooms and public urination, the "morality" of co-ops and condos, and characterizations of "good" women and "bad" boys.Draws on linguistic anthropology and discourse research to supply perception into the ways in which neighborhood task shapes greater city social processes.Draws additionally on cultural geography and concrete anthropology.
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Pleasant did not always assume that I was Jewish; they read my ethno-racial identity generally as White. 11 This was the case particularly for members of minority groups who were around my age (again highlighting the signiﬁcance of age as a factor inﬂuencing social interaction). What I noticed particularly was that some people used less monitored speech around me, making more ethnic-related in-group jokes in my presence, and more stereotyped and/or negative statements about members of their own ethnic group.
And you know, we’re Indian, we’re Mayan. Okay? Right. Well then, Victoria, how did you come to talk English the way you talk English? Because, because I grew up with Blacks – alright? So when she says – when I ask her where she’s from and she says
9 Sixty Sixty Yeah, they look a lot like in the sixties. They were good speakers, but they don’t work anymore. So now they’re just holding stuff. 18 Part I – The Ethnography Ernesto: Galey: Ernesto: Freddy: Galey: Ernesto: Galey: Ernesto: Galey: Freddy: Ernesto: Galey: Ernesto: Galey: Ernesto: Galey: Ernesto: Freddy: Ernesto: Freddy: Ernesto: Freddy: Ernesto: Freddy: Ernesto: Pero [but], it’s nice to have a:, something from the family. From far away, from, from home. Yeah, yeah. From long ago. But I was looking at the speakers because they do look like something they would do in the sixties.