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Author Billings, Sabrina J.
Title Language, globalisation and the making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen / Sabrina Billings.
Imprint Bristol : Multilingual Matters, 2013.

Author Billings, Sabrina J.
Series Encounters
Subject English language -- Social aspects -- Tanzania.
Tanzania -- Languages -- Social aspects.
English language -- Tanzania -- Rhetoric.
Beauty contests -- Tanzania.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Figures; Index; Acknowledgements; 1Introduction; 2Language Ideologies, Linguistic Registers and the Sociolinguistic Landscape of Swahili and English in Tanzania; 3'From the Geneva of Africa': Beauty Pageants, National Culture and Tanzanian Femininity; 4'I Am Very Good at Expressing Myself, Especially in English': The Packaging of Privilege in the Making of Tanzanian Beauty Queens; 5'Education is the Key of Life': Contestants as Schoolgirls in Pursuit of an Escape; 6'Which is Your Favourite Color?' Race and Ethnicity in a Color-Blind Tanzania.
7Kutafuta Maisha: 'Looking for a Life' from the Edge of the GlobeAppendix; References.
Summary Through micro-analysis of language use, this book chronicles young women's pathways to becoming a Tanzanian beauty queen, offering an original perspective on the intersection of language with globalization, nationalism, and inequality in urban East Africa. This compelling linguistic ethnography considers the real-life effects, both on- and off-stage, of language policy, education, and gender dynamics for the women competing in the pageants. While highlighting many contestants' struggles for escape from poverty and patriarchy, the book also emphasizes their creative strategies - linguistic and.
ISBN 1783090766 (electronic bk.)
9781783090761 (electronic bk.)
9781783090747 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
178309074X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781783090754 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1783090758 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 872700551
Additional Format Print version: Billings, Sabrina J. Language, globalisation and the making of a Tanzanian Beauty Queen. 9781783090747 178309074X (DLC) 2013023705

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