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Title: Migrant Communication Enterprises
Subtitle: Regimentation and Resistance
Written By: Maria Sabaté i Dalmau
Series Title: Language, Mobility and Institutions

This unique critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores alternative migrant-regulated institutions of resistance and subversive communication technology: the locutorios or ethnic call shops. These migrant-owned businesses act as a window into their multimodal and hybrid linguistic and communicative practices, and into their own linguistic hierarchies and non-mainstream sociolinguistic orders. Here, socially displaced but technologically empowered transnational migrant populations actively find subversive ways to access information and communication technologies. As such they mobilise their own resources to successfully inhabit Catalonia, at the margins of powerful institutions. The book also focuses on the (internal) social organisation dynamics, as well as on the simultaneous fight against, and re-production of, practices and processes of social difference and social inequality among migrants themselves.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781783092185
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 89.95
U.S. $ 139.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783092178
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 27.95
U.S. $ 39.95