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978-0-7391-2727-8 • Hardback • October 2009 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
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Teun A. van Dijk is professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Chapter 1. Racism and Discourse in Latin America: An Introduction
Chapter 2. A Portrait of the Argentine Situation
Chapter 3. Black and White People in the Brazilian Media: Racist Discourse and Practices of Resistance
Chapter 4. Discursive Racism in Chile: The Mapuche Case
Chapter 5. Discourse and Racism in Colombia: Five Centuries of Invisibility and Exclusion
Chapter 6. Social Practices and Racist Discourse of the Guatemalan Power Elites
Chapter 7. Racist Discourse in Mexico
Chapter 8. "I segregate you because your lack of education offends me": An Approach to Racist Discourse in Contemporary Peru
Chapter 9. Discourse and Racism in Venezuela: A "Café con Leche" Country
Dutch communications scholar Van Dijk (Pompeu Fabra Univ., Barcelona, Spain) has been studying what he terms 'discursive racism' for decades. His publications range from the seminal 1993 monograph Elite Discourse and Racism (CH, Sep'93, 31-0615), in which he focused on how elites in North America and Europe reproduce white domination and racism through speeches and writings, to the present edited volume, which examines how racism is learned, articulated, and communicated in Latin America. From his base at a Spanish university, he assembled a large cast of international, multicultural, and interdisciplinary linguists and social scientists to examine how racism is reproduced daily through public discourse in eight Latin American countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Because discourse by definition concerns public speeches and published writings, it necessarily focuses on the style and substance of elite expressions....Recommended. All levels/libraries.
— Choice Reviews, September 2010