Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place
Copyright © 2007 Gabriella Gahlia Modan
Author(s): Gabriella Gahlia Modan
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405129565
Online ISBN: 9780470773970
About this Book
Turf Wars: Discourse, Diversity, and the Politics of Place is the fascinating story of an urban neighborhood undergoing rapid gentrification.
- Explores how members of a multi-ethnic, multi-class Washington, DC, community deploy language to legitimize themselves as community members while discrediting others.
- Discusses such issues as public toilets and public urination, the "morality" of co-ops and condos, and characterizations of "good" girls and "bad" boys.
- Draws on linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis to provide insight into the ways that local activity shapes larger urban social processes.
- Draws also on cultural geography and urban anthropology.