ERIC Number: EJ724406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Narratives, Artifacts and Cultural Identities: An Ethnographic Study of Communicative Practices in Homes
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v15 n4 p339-358 Win 2004
This article draws from an ethnographic research project looking at the communicative practices of children and parents in a multilingual area of London. One focus in the study was on participants' use of narrative to convey cultural identities. Narratives in the families were evoked through shared discussions of artifacts and objects displayed within homes and often spanned a number of years and related to family histories and cultural identities. The study considers the interplay between artifacts and oft-told narratives within families. The implications of these home-produced narratives are considered for family literacy education.
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, Family Life, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)