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ERIC Number: EJ1130403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Intersectional Identity Negotiation: The Case of Young Immigrant Children
Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Papoi, Kristin; Venegas, Patricia; Hamman, Laura; Schwabenbauer, Briana
Journal of Literacy Research, v49 n1 p115-140 Mar 2017
We cast our lens on intersectional networks of identity negotiated by young children in immigrant families. Although some scholars discuss identity construction, we reference identity negotiation to capture the active, strategic, and agential work that we witnessed in our study. We begin by synthesizing relevant research on children's identity negotiation. We then explore theoretical frames that form the basis for our claims related to intersectional identity negotiation. These 3-year longitudinal collective case studies of Carlos and Liz involved observations, spoken data, and student-created artifacts (e.g., writing samples, maps, photographs, drawings). Data sources were designed to highlight literacy practices and identity construction across time. The cases of Carlos and Liz reveal intersectional networks of identity negotiation that entail positionings relative to various dimensions of self including language, gender, technological practices, nationality, and race. We maintain that attending to the identity negotiations of children in immigrant families reveals sophisticated, agential, and strategic negotiations on the part of children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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