ERIC Number: EJ833019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Glocalism in Literacy and Marriage in Transnational Lives
Sarroub, Loukia K.
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v6 n1-2 p63-80 Jan 2009
In this paper, I examine the ways in which young Yemeni and Iraqi immigrant and refugee women and men strive to become literate as they negotiate transnational spaces. I investigate the social and literate connections they forge as they search for the appropriate spouses. Transnationalism, the phenomenon of living locally with global connections, demonstrates both the local and global tensions of refugees and immigrants as they interact in shared cultural sites. Moreover, transnational literacy, as described in this paper, is evoked as a means to sort through particular literacy practices that simultaneously foster status and knowledge and explain the youths' negotiation of home and school lives. Two cases are presented to illustrate how literacy implicates a set of social practices that are conflictual in their transnational locality and in their glocality.
Descriptors: Literacy, Refugees, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq; Yemen