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Language, Immigration and Labor: Negotiating Work in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
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  • Elise M. DuBord, University of Northern Iowa
Description

Language, Immigration, and Labor explores dominant ideologies about citizenship, nation, and language that frame the everyday lives of Spanish-speaking immigrants in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Focussing its ethnographic research on Arizona, a state that intensely regulates transnational migrants and Spanish speakers through its immigration and language policies, this book examines the realities of intercultural communication in fast-paced job negotiations between undocumented workers and their employers. The research reveals the ways that dominant discourses reverberate down to localized social and language practices and how day laborers respond by legitimating their participation in society—a kind of cultural citizenship—and constructing identities as language learners and productive workers. -- Provided by punlisher

Keywords
  • Linguistic minorities -- United States,
  • Language policy -- United States; Intercultural communication -- United States; Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects; Mexican American students -- Language; Mexico -- Languages; United States -- Ethnic relations;
Document Type
Book
ISBN
9781137301017
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Department
Department of Languages and Literatures
Object Description
xi, 184 pages ; 23 cm
Language
EN
Citation Information
Elise M. DuBord. Language, Immigration and Labor: Negotiating Work in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. New York, NY(2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elise-dubord/1/