This book examines the linguistic and discursive elements of social and economic policies and national political leader statements to read new meanings into debates on border protection, national sovereignty, immigration, economic indigenisation, land reform and black economic empowerment. It adds a fresh angle to the debate on nationalisms and transnationalism by pushing forward a more applied agenda to establish a clear and empirically-based illustration of the contradictions in current policy frameworks around the world and the debates they invite. The author’s novel vernacular discourse approach contributes new points of method and interpretation that will advance scholarly conversations on nationalisms, transnationalism and other forms of identity imaginings in a transient world.
Table of Contents
PART I: SETTING THE SCENE.- Chapter 1: Introduction: Theories, Concepts, Debates.- Chapter 2: Emergent Political Languages, Nation-building, Social Cohesion.- PART II: LANGUAGE, VERNACULAR DISCOURSES, NARROW NATIONALISMS.- Chapter 3: Language Policy, Vernacular Discourse, Empire Building.- Chapter 4: Language, Mobility, People.- PART III: CITIZENSHIP, INDIGENEITY, ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT.- Chapter 5: Chimurengas, Indigenisation, Black Economic Empowerment.- Chapter 6: Alternative Language of Development and Economic Empowerment.- PART IV: MIGRATION, BORDERS, EXCLUSION.- Chapter 7: Migration, Integration Discourse, Exclusion.- Chapter 8: Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders: A World without Others?.- PART V: CONCLUSION.- Chapter 9: Conclusion –Transnationalism or Resurgent Narrow Nationalisms?.