Immigration and Bureaucratic Control

Immigration and Bureaucratic Control

Language Practices in Public Administration

eBook - 2008
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This original study looks at language practices in a government agency responsible for granting or denying legal status to transnational migrants in Spain. Drawing on a unique corpus of naturally-occurring verbal interactions between state officials and migrant petitioners as well as ethnographic materials and interviews, it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between language, social heterogeneity, and practices of exclusion. The book investigates how a national agency with homogenizing views of citizenship copes with the fundamental contradiction resulting from the state's c.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2008
ISBN: 9783110199086
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations, map
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