Mediating Discourse in a Globalising World: Analysing the Language and Communicative Practices of Transnational Adoption

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    Social and political theory has taken a decidedly 'global' turn in recent years, resulting in a sustained critique of our conceptualisations of 'society' and the 'nation-state'. Social theorists ask us to refocus on, for example, transnationality, global orderings, hybrid collectives, flows, mobilities and networks. Given that (critical) applied linguistics draws upon and informs social theory in a variety of ways, we are thus compelled to ask what new possibilities there are for applied language and discourse studies as a result of contemporary social and political theorising. My contribution to this crucial debate is illustrated by considering the exemplary yet diffracted case of transnational adoption. Transnational adoption comprises a nexus of local and global practices which are mediated in, through and across talk, text and other modalities of discourse. My concern is with how the 'child-to-be-adopted' is figured as a quasi-object, a heterogeneous assemblage of biology and culture, and thus how its origin, identity and agency is performatively distributed across the social and discursive field.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelKieli ja sociaalinen toiminta : L'Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA)
    RedaktørerLeena Kuure, Elise Kärkkäinen, Maarit Saarenkunnas
    Antal sider17
    Udgivelses stedOulu
    ForlagPublications de l'association finlandaise de linguistique appliquée
    Publikationsdato2005
    Sider35-51
    ISBN (Trykt)9519388516
    StatusUdgivet - 2005

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    political theory
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    nation state
    biology
    linguistics
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    McIlvenny, P. (2005). Mediating Discourse in a Globalising World: Analysing the Language and Communicative Practices of Transnational Adoption. I L. Kuure, E. Kärkkäinen, & M. Saarenkunnas (red.), Kieli ja sociaalinen toiminta: L'Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA) (s. 35-51). Oulu: Publications de l'association finlandaise de linguistique appliquée.
    McIlvenny, Paul. / Mediating Discourse in a Globalising World : Analysing the Language and Communicative Practices of Transnational Adoption. Kieli ja sociaalinen toiminta: L'Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA). red. / Leena Kuure ; Elise Kärkkäinen ; Maarit Saarenkunnas. Oulu : Publications de l'association finlandaise de linguistique appliquée, 2005. s. 35-51
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    McIlvenny, P 2005, Mediating Discourse in a Globalising World: Analysing the Language and Communicative Practices of Transnational Adoption. i L Kuure, E Kärkkäinen & M Saarenkunnas (red), Kieli ja sociaalinen toiminta: L'Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA). Publications de l'association finlandaise de linguistique appliquée, Oulu, s. 35-51.

    Mediating Discourse in a Globalising World : Analysing the Language and Communicative Practices of Transnational Adoption. / McIlvenny, Paul.

    Kieli ja sociaalinen toiminta: L'Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA). red. / Leena Kuure; Elise Kärkkäinen; Maarit Saarenkunnas. Oulu : Publications de l'association finlandaise de linguistique appliquée, 2005. s. 35-51.

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