The Language of Multiple Belongings: An Intersectionality Perspective of Everyday Life.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC25 Language and Society (host committee)
RC05 Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity

Language: English

This session is concerned with intersectional positioning in everyday life. Looking at language, the objective is to critically analyse intersectionality from the alternative point of view of daily situations. Do various situations lead to the same daily positioning? Is positioning changing according to situations? How does it work? Are there changes occurring over the life course? How is this related to the awareness of multiple belongings? How do we generate our own way of self-presentation on the background of multiple belongings?  .


Contributions will shed light on how discourses and speech acts are used and/or shaped to deal with multiple belongings day by day. A focus will be on issues of power, violence, and justice in relation to the language used to deal with multiple belongings.

Session Organizers:
Stephanie CASSILDE, Centre d'Etudes en Habitat Durable, Belgium and Helma LUTZ, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Oral Presentations