The article examines how English is used by four well-known women activists within the framework of the Indian no global movement. In a post-colonial context the former colonialists' language, appropriated by people who have inherited it as an alien idiom and now use it as their own, usually recontextualizes its notions and categories to adapt them to the local culture. These activists, however, go much beyond in their emblematic appropriation of English, which is recontextualized into the praxis of no global activism for subversive purposes, questioning the assumptions of neo-liberal globalization.

Recontextualizing Language : Indian Activists and the Recasting of English / M.C. Paganoni - In: The use of English in institutional and business settings : an intercultural perspective / [a cura di] Giuliana Garzone, Cornelia Ilie. - Bern : Peter Lang, 2007. - ISBN 978-3-03910-889-3. - pp. 177-196

Recontextualizing Language : Indian Activists and the Recasting of English

M.C. Paganoni
Primo
2007

Abstract

The article examines how English is used by four well-known women activists within the framework of the Indian no global movement. In a post-colonial context the former colonialists' language, appropriated by people who have inherited it as an alien idiom and now use it as their own, usually recontextualizes its notions and categories to adapt them to the local culture. These activists, however, go much beyond in their emblematic appropriation of English, which is recontextualized into the praxis of no global activism for subversive purposes, questioning the assumptions of neo-liberal globalization.
corporate globalization ; empire ; Indian no global movement
Settore L-LIN/12 - Lingua e Traduzione - Lingua Inglese
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