ENCONTROS QUINZENAIS DE LINGUÍSTICA SISTÉMICO-FUNCIONAL  

 

Encontro 45º

   

08 de Janeiro de 2009, Quinta-feira, às 16:30 h.

 

DISCURSIVE GENRES, LINGUISTIC HABITUSES, AND POLITICAL CROSSOVERS IN INDONESIAN CONTEMPORARY DEBATES ON “GOOD GOVERNANCE”

 

Aurora Donzelli (ILTEC)

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Drawing on the analysis of the ideological and discursive shifts occurred in Indonesian politics during the recent transition to a “decentralized regime dominated by neoliberal policies” (Peluso et al. 2008), this paper explores what I call “political crossovers”, i.e. hybrid discursive genres that emerge from the encounter of different political and oratorical traditions. I show how cosmopolitan political idioms and transnational neoliberal ideologies of “good governance” were re-contextualized in the debates that took place in the Indonesian village where I conducted fieldwork between 2002 and 2004. I argue that these “political crossovers” that blend together different political idioms and different morphologies of action (such as the personalism typical of North American political discourse and the deliberately understated attitude of traditional Indonesian political ethos) provide interesting insights for a critical re-appraisal of Bourdieu’s influential notion of linguistic habitus, leading us to question the possibility of tracing univocal correspondences between locally bounded political cultures, specific interests groups, and monolithic linguistic dispositions.

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Aurora Donzelli é investigadora associada do ILTEC-Instituto de Linguística Teórica e Computacional Investigadora visitante do Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) da SOAS-School of African and Oriental Studies, em Londres. Na sua dissertação de doutoramento, de 2004, investigou, com base em trabalho de campo desenvolvido na Indonesia, o modo com as práticas comunicativas se consituem como locus para a reprodução social de teorias políticas e noções morais. Presentemente desenvolve investigação sobre língua, cidadania e política identitária em Timor Leste.