Towards a Critical Anthropology of Voice: the politics and poets of popular culture, Scotland and football

Richard Charles Giulianotti

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    While it features regularly in anthropological literature, the concept of voice is rarely elaborated by way of definition or substantive application. In this article I develop a critical anthropological theorization of voice with reference to the ideas of Hymes, Bernstein, Bourdieu, Foucault and Bakhtin. I extend these conceptual claims substantively, by focusing on the relationship of cultural politics, phatic communion and globalization processes to voices that are shaped by class, regional and national identities. To illuminate a critical anthropological theorization of voice, I examine the politics of Scottish popular culture. In particular, I focus on the cultural politics of Scottish football and on the deterritorialized voices of expatriate Scottish football supporters.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)339-360
    Number of pages21
    JournalCritique of Anthropology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


    • critical anthropology
    • cultural politics
    • football
    • Scotland
    • voice

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