Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship

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This volume explores the concept of a€˜citizenshipa€™, and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as a€˜under what local conditions does qdis-citizenshipq happen?a€™; a€˜what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?a€™ and a€˜what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participatinga€™? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.Many Chilean youths identify with global subcultures connected to musical genres, and this can be a motivation to learn ... The elementary school group, which included Amanda and Hector, taught a 5th grade lesson which involved no audioanbsp;...

Title:Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship
Author: Vaidehi Ramanathan
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2013-08-02

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