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ERIC Number: EJ1137931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-27
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068-2341
Making and Becoming in the Undocumented Student Policy Regime: A Post-Qualitative [Discourse] Analysis of U.S. Immigration and Higher Education Policy
Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v25 n31 Mar 2017
This paper discursively analyzes the public conversation around immigration as it intrasects with state and federal policy, particularly in relation to higher education. I take in-state resident tuition policy as a departure point for an effort to explain how "undocumented" and "illegal" subject positions are produced through "intra"-secting policy texts, popular journalism, and presidential campaigns. I illustrate how understandings of students become reified into "undocumented" and/or "illegal" identities. Meanwhile, I pay special attention to the discursive productions made available from policy texts, highlighting the use of discourse analysis in the interrogation of social policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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