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ERIC Number: EJ1025185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
"Contradictions, Clashes, Cominglings": The Syncretic Literacy Projects of Young Bilinguals
Volk, Dinah
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v44 n3 p234-252 Sep 2013
This article explores the concept of "syncretism," its history, related concepts, and potential as a research tool. It proposes a critical syncretism for analyzing the syncretic literacy projects of three young Puerto Rican bilinguals with attention to their agency and creativity drawing on diverse languages and literacies and transforming them at home with family members' support. The projects are also analyzed within the sociohistorical contexts of the families. Challenges for research and education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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