Talk and Practical Epistemology

Talk and Practical Epistemology

The Social Life of Knowledge in A Caribbean Community

eBook - 2005
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Drawing on the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, this book sets out to examine the epistemological practices of Indo-Guyanese villagers as these are revealed in their talk and daily conduct. Based on over eighty-five hours of conversation recorded during twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes both the social distribution of knowledge and the villagers' methods for distinguishing between fact and fancy, knowledge and belief through close analyses of particular encounters. The various chapters consider uncertainty and expertise in advice-giving, the cultivati.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2005
ISBN: 9789027253859
9027253854
9789027294098
9027294097
9027253854
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)

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