Languages of Governance in Conflict

Negotiating democracy in Tokelau

| University of Oslo
ISBN 9789027202963 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268921 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Through an ethnographically based study of local communicative practices in the Pacific atoll society of Tokelau, the book adds to our understanding of how systems of governance are constituted by minute acts of social interaction, and are informed by our conceptions of the nature of sociality. It combines a social anthropological approach to postcolonial studies in which local and trans-national communicative practices related to governance and conflict management are analysed as different language games. The book offers an experience-near approach to local modes of conflict management and patterns of leadership, and documents how micro-level communicative practices have an impact on macro-political processes.
[Culture and Language Use, 13]  2015.  xxii, 152 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Hoëm, Ingjerd
2017. «Hva er en krise?». Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift 28:1  pp. 35 ff. Crossref logo
Hoëm, Ingjerd
2018. State, labour, and kin: tensions of value in an egalitarian community. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24:S1  pp. 166 ff. Crossref logo
Hoëm, Ingjerd
2019.  In Anthropos and the Material,  pp. 81 ff. Crossref logo
Hoëm, Ingjerd
2021. ‘Cutting the Colonial Cord’? Tensions of Value and the Relationship between Tokelau and New Zealand. Oceania 91:2  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014044582 | Marc record