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Timothy Thurston

desires and fears’ (Cameron 1995: xiii). All of these statements, as we shall see, have deep resonance for Tibetans in Amdo. In social interaction more broadly, verbal hygiene constitutes one important metadiscursive regime, 5 requiring a speaker to ‘closely monitor his or her own linguistic repertoire

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Friederike Lüpke

and references). The still ongoing process of ethnogenesis is best understood as a metadiscursive regime (Bauman and Briggs 2003) that can be seen as an instance of strategic essentialism (Spivak 1990) also described for minority ethnic group groups elsewhere (Stanton 2005; Blackledge and Creese 2010

Andrew P. Wilson

of textuality. This is not just a story about Equiano’s world, either. It is a story relevant to our times as Wimbush explains: “what is real is the politics and uses of language, the work of the metadiscursive regimes that enslave, that control language use and the effects of such” (Wimbush 2014

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Andrew P. Wilson

of textuality. This is not just a story about Equiano’s world, either. It is a story relevant to our times as Wimbush explains: “what is real is the politics and uses of language, the work of the metadiscursive regimes that enslave, that control language use and the effects of such” (Wimbush 2014