LINGUIST List 31.1500

Fri May 01 2020

Books: Language, Culture and Identity in Two Chinese Community Schools: Ganassin

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Date: 07-Apr-2020
From: Elinor Robertson <ElinorMultilingual-Matters.com>
Subject: Language, Culture and Identity in Two Chinese Community Schools: Ganassin
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Title: Language, Culture and Identity in Two Chinese Community Schools
Subtitle: More than One Way of Being Chinese?
Series Title: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
Published: 2020
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788927222

Author: Sara Ganassin
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927222 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788927222 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Abstract:

This book investigates the social, political and educational role of community language education in migratory contexts. It draws on an ethnographic study that investigates the significance of Mandarin-Chinese community schooling in Britain as an intercultural space for those involved. To understand the interrelation of ‘language’, ‘culture’ and ‘identity’, the book adopts a ‘bricolage’ approach that brings together a range of theoretical perspectives. This book challenges homogenous and stereotypical constructions of Chinese language, culture and identity – such as the image of Chinese pupils as conformist and deferent learners – that are often repeated both in the media and in academic discussion.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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