Languaging the worker:globalized governmentalities in/of language in peripheral spaces

Dlaske, Kati, Barakos, Elisabeth, Motobayashi, Kyoko and McLaughlin, Mireille (2016). Languaging the worker:globalized governmentalities in/of language in peripheral spaces. Multilingua, 35 (4), pp. 345-359.

Abstract

In the introduction to the special issue “Languaging the worker: globalized governmentalities in/of language in peripheral spaces”, we take up the notion of governmentality as a means to interrogate the complex relationship between language, labor, power and subjectivity in peripheral multilingual spaces. Our aim here is to argue for the study of governmentality as a viable and growing approach in critical sociolinguistic research. As such, in this introduction, we first discuss key concepts germane to our interrogations, including the notions of governmentality, languaging, peripherality and language worker. We proceed to map out five ethnographically and discourse-analytically informed case studies. These examine diverse actors in different settings pertaining to the domain of work. Finally we chart how the case studies construe the issue of languaging the worker through a governmentality frame.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2015-0009
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > English
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Additional Information: Copyright: Walter de Gruyter
Uncontrolled Keywords: governmentality,sociolinguistics of globalization,peripherality,work,multilingualism,Language and Linguistics,Linguistics and Language,Communication
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Published Date: 2016-07-01
Authors: Dlaske, Kati
Barakos, Elisabeth ( 0000-0003-0231-4372)
Motobayashi, Kyoko
McLaughlin, Mireille

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