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A suitable time and place: Speakers' use of 'time' to do discursive work in narratives of nation and personal life

Taylor, Stephanie and Wetherell, Margaret (1999). A suitable time and place: Speakers' use of 'time' to do discursive work in narratives of nation and personal life. Time and Society, 8(1) pp. 39–58.

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Abstract

Following the approaches of discourse analysis and social constructionism, talk about New Zealand / Aotearoa is analysed to show how constructions of time become a discursive resource in speakers' identity work and also in larger contests around nation and belonging. Time and place constructions become interlinked within a personal narrative as consecutive life stages corresponding to different places of residence. An absent time-place is reified as a valued possession, to be protected from others. In contests around the status of the Maori minority, the constructions of time within alternative narratives establish or challenge the status of indigeneity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1999 Sage
ISSN: 1461-7463
Keywords: discourse analysis; identity; indigeneity; nation; New Zealand/Aotearoa
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 28415
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 14:43
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28415
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