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Author Dupret, Baudouin.

Title Practices of truth : an ethnomethodological inquiry into Arab contexts / Baudouin Dupret
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 173 pages) : illustrations
Series Pragmatics & beyond new series ; 214
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 214
Contents Learning the truth: memorizing the Koran in an Egyptian kuttâb -- The context of truth practices: legislating the sharîa at the shopfloor level -- Telling the truth: the judge and the law in family matters -- The truth about oneself: three Arab channels and their self-presentation -- Speaking the truth: advocacy video clips against terror -- Narratives of truth: documenting the mind in a psychiatric hospital -- Conclusion: Truth: a matter of language game and practical achievement
Summary The claim of this book is that truth is a matter of language games and practical achievements: it is a "member phenomenon". To document this statement, it proceeds to the investigation of instances of truth-related practices in various Arab contexts. Bearing on the constitution of actions and events, on what is factual or objective, on predictability, consequentiality, intentionality, causality, and on the many ways people orient to them, such a varied set of questions appears thoroughly moral. The praxeological respecification this book undertakes leads to important considerations regarding t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnology -- Arab countries.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011030027
ISBN 1283314770
9027284652 (electronic bk.)
9789027284655 (electronic bk.)