Del Otro Lado

Author: Susan V. Meyers
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809333422
Format: PDF
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Meyers debunks the longstanding myth that literacy is tied to economic development, arguing that a "literacy contract" model, in which students participate in public education in exchange for access to increased earning potential, better illustrates the situation in rural Mexico. Meyers next explores literacy on the other side of the border, traveling to Marshalltown, Iowa, where many former citizens of Villachuato have come to reside because of the availability of jobs for unskilled workers at the huge Swift meat-packing plant there. Here she discovers that Mexican-origin families in the United States often consider education a desirable end in itself rather than a means to an end. She argues that migration has a catalyzing effect on literacy, particularly as Mexican migrant families tend to view education as a desirable form of prestige.

Writing on the Move

Author: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822983044
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In this book, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard shows how multilingual migrant women both succeed and struggle in their writing contexts. Based on a qualitative study of everyday multilingual writers in the United States, she shows how migrants’ literacies are revalued because they move with writers among their different languages and around the world. Writing on the Move builds a theory of literate valuation, in which socioeconomic values shape how multilingual migrant writers do or do not move forward in their lives. The book details the complicated reality of multilingual literacy, which is lived at the nexus of prejudice, prestige, and power.

Handbook of Research on Cross Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development

Author: Smith, Patriann
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466686693
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With rapid technological and cultural advancements, the 21st century has witnessed the wide scale development of transnationalist economies, which has led to the concurrent evolution of language and literacy studies, expanding cross-cultural approaches to literacy and communication. Current language education applies new technologies and multiple modes of text to a diverse range of cultural contexts, enhancing the classroom experience for multi-lingual learners. The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development provides an authoritative exploration of cross-cultural approaches to language learning through extensive research that illuminates the theoretical frameworks behind multicultural pedagogy and its myriad applications for a globalized society. With its comprehensive coverage of transnational case studies, trends in literacy teaching, and emerging instructive technologies, this handbook is an essential reference source for K-20 educators, administrators in school districts, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, and researchers in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). This diverse publication features comprehensive and accessible articles on the latest instructional pedagogies and strategies, current empirical research on cross-cultural language development, and the unique challenges faced by teachers, researchers, and policymakers who promote cross-cultural perspectives.

The Middle Class in Emerging Societies

Author: Leslie L. Marsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317510763
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This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global levels. While drawing a comparative analysis of what it means to be middle class in these different locations, the essays offer a connective understanding of the middle class phenomenon in emerging market economies and lay the groundwork for future research on emerging, transitional societies. The book addresses three key dimensions: the discursive creation of the middle class, the construction of the cultural identity through consumption practices and lifestyle choices, and the social, political and cultural consequences related to globalization and neoliberalism.

Amigos Del Otro Lado

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 9780892391301
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Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquâin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.

Composition Studies 44 1 Spring 2016

Author: Laura R. Micciche
ISBN: 9781602358133
Format: PDF, Kindle
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CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 44.1 (Spring 2016) From the Guest Editors: Composition's "Global Turn" Writing Instruction in Multilingual/Translingual and Transnational Contexts by Brian Ray and Connie Kendall Theado ARTICLES: "Translation as (Global) Writing" by Bruce Horner and Laura Tetreault "Teaching for Agency: From Appreciating Linguistic Diversity to Empowering Student Writers" by Shawna Shapiro, Michelle Cox, Gail Shuck, and Emily Simnitt "Negotiating World Englishes in a Writing-Based MOOC" by Ben McCorkle, Kay Halasek, Kaitlin Clinnin, and Cynthia L. Selfe "'This is a Field that's Open, not Closed': Multilingual and International Writing Faculty Respond to Composition Theory" by Lisa R. Arnold "Negotiating Languages and Cultures: Enacting Translingualism through a Translation Assignment" by Julia Kiernan, Joyce Meier, and Xiqiao Wang COURSE DESIGN: "World Rhetorics" by Ghanashyam Sharma WHERE WE ARE: THE "GLOBAL TURN" AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR COMPOSITION: "Moving Beyond Methodological Nationalism" by Rebecca Lorimer Leonard "Across Time and Space: The Transnational Movement of Asian American Rhetoric" by Morris Young "The Global Turn and the Question of 'Speaking From'" by Bo Wang "Doing Transnational Writing Studies" by Kate Vieira "Localizing Transnational Composition Research and Program Design" by Amy Zenger "Fast Movements, Slow Processes" by Jay Jordan "The Trans in Transnational-Translingual: Rhetorical and Linguistic Flexibility as New Norms" by Christiane Donahue BOOK REVIEWS: "The Translanguaging Conversation: A Dialogic Review" Reviewed by Mark Brantner, Alanna Frost, and Suzanne Blum Malley Reviews of Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions, edited by Bruce Horner and Karen Kopelson; Literacy as Translingual Practice: Between Communities and Classrooms, edited by Suresh Canagarajah Deliberative Acts, Human Rights, and Rewriting Value-Engaging Rhetoric's Tools for Global Justice Reviewed by Rebecca Dingo Reviews of Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rhetoric, and Rights, by Arabella Lyon; Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism, by Rachel Riedner Race, Language Policy, and Silence in Composition Studies Reviewed by David F. Green, Jr. Reviews of Vernacular Insurrections: Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition Studies, by Carmen Kynard; Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies, by Scott Wible; A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Men, by David E. Kirkland Writing as Language in Use: On the Growing Engagement between Sociolinguistics and Writing Studies Reviewed by Joel Heng Hartse Reviews of The Sociolinguistics of Writing, by Theresa Lillis; Writing and Society, by Florian Coulmas Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border, by Susan V. Meyers. Reviewed by Ruben Casas WAC and Second Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices, edited by Terry Myers Zawacki and Michelle Cox. Reviewed by Shirley K Rose Transnational Writing Program Administration, edited by David Martins. Reviewed by Chris Thaiss Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College, by Todd Ruecker. Reviewed by Kat Williams CONTRIBUTORS"

Across a Hundred Mountains

Author: Reyna Grande
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743269586
Format: PDF
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Leaving her small Mexico hometown after years of caring for her mother, Juana Garcia embarks on a search for the father who disappeared nineteen years earlier and teams up with Adelina Vasquez, who left her family to pursue forbidden love. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147242056X
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.