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Amerindian development in Guyana: Legal documents as background to discourse practice

Bartlett, Thomas Alexander Marks ORCID: 2005. Amerindian development in Guyana: Legal documents as background to discourse practice. Discourse and Society 16 (3) , pp. 341-364. 10.1177/0957926505051169

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This article is based on fieldwork in Guyana on the legitimation of Amerindian voices within official development for a. It focuses on the material and textual context to development discourse and the relationship between legal documents and situated discourse practice within this. Documents produced by Makushi communities and the government are analysed in terms of: (i) the participant roles they construct and the representations they implicitly construe; and (ii) the meaning of such stereotyping as a move within a wider and more dynamic discourse. The possibility of exploiting discursive tensions between official texts, situated development practice and the attitudes of key participants is then considered.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amerindians, appropriation, community-based development, cultural dynamics, Guyana, Makushi, tension
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1460-3624
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:36

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