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Infoling 9.30 (2014)
Título:Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship
Subtítulo:Rights, Access, Pedagogies
Autor/a:Ramanathan, Vaidehi
Año de publicación:2014
Lugar de edición:Bristol
Editorial:Multilingual Matters
DescripciónThis volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', 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 'under what local conditions does ""dis-citizenship"" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.


"Citizenship has become the major bureaucratic mechanism extensively used nowadays to grant and deny basic human rights for education, residence and well being. Whether via language as a condition for reside or visas as the right of children to learn, citizenship has become the controlling device for everyday lives of million of disadvantaged people world wide. In this most stimulating book Professor Vaidehi Ramanathan, along with major distinguished and thoughtful authors, has created a brilliant critical text that documents and analyzes the phenomenon in a multiple range of settings world-wide focusing on ages, pedagogies, policies, languages, gender and access." Elana Shohamy

Author Biography

Vaidehi Ramanathan is a Professor of Applied Sociolinguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis. Her previous publications include The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2005) and Bodies and Language: Health, Ailments, Disabilities (Multilingual Matters, 2009).

1 Language Policies and (Dis)Citizenship: Access, Rights, Pedagogies
Vaidehi Ramanathan

Part 1: Citizenship: Reproducing, Challenging, Transforming Discourses and Ideologies

2 Language, Gender and Citizenship: Re-framing Citizenship from a Gender Equality Perspective
Sibusiwe Makoni

3 Problematizing the Construction of US Americans as Monolingual English Speakers
Aya Matsuda and Chatwara Suwannamai Duran

4 Keywords in Refugee Accounts: Implications for Language Policies
Emily Feuerherm

5 ‘The World doesn’t End at the Corner of their Street’: Language Ideologies of Chilean English Teachers
Julia Menard-Warwick

6 A Perfect Storm for Undocumented Latino Youth?: Multi-level Marketing, Discourses of Advancement and Language Policy
Gemma Punti and Kendall A. King

7 Education Policy, Citizenship and Linguistic Sovereignty in Native America
Teresa L. McCarty

Part 2: Education and Citizenship: Creating (and Constraining) Spaces for Language, Learning and Belonging

8 Citizenship as Social, Spiritual and Multilingual Practice: Fostering Visions and Practices in the Nishkam Nursery Project
Gopinder Sagoo

9 Re-imagining Citizenship: Views from the Classroom
Jacqueline Widin and Keiko Yasukawa

10 Classroom Meanings and Enactments of US Citizenship: An Ethnographic Study
Ariel Loring

11 (Dis)Citizenship or Opportunity? The Importance of Language Education Policy for Access and Full Participation of Emergent Bilinguals in theUnited States
Kate Menken

12 English Learning without English Teachers? The Rights and Access of Rural Secondary Students in Nicaragua
Rosemary Henze and Fabio Oliveira Coelho

Vaidehi Ramanathan

Precio: 39,95 EUR      USD 49.95

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:16 de septiembre de 2014