Talk and Practical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a Caribbean Community

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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 ...

Talk and Practical Epistemology: The Social Life of Knowledge in a Caribbean Community 2005, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027253859

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