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ERIC Number: EJ881937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Troubling the Proletarianization of Mexican Immigrant Students in an Era of Neoliberal Immigration
Choudry, Aziz
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v5 n2 p423-434 Jun 2010
In response to Richardson Bruna's "Mexican immigrant transnational social capital and class transformation: examining the role of peer mediation in insurgent science", this paper draws on the author's research on organizing, mobilization and knowledge production among adult im/migrant workers in Canada. While appreciative of the content and concerns of Richardson Bruna's argument, the paper argues for a clearer position on tensions between agency and structure, and class and capitalist social relations in which to contextualize the schooling of immigrant children in today's US classrooms. In addition, it explores some implications of Mignolo's ("2000") work on the geohistory of knowledge, notably his concept of "border thinking" for teachers, teacher education, and curricula. Finally, the article suggests the potential of methodological frameworks and approaches of institutional ethnography (Smith "1987"), political activist ethnography (Frampton et al. "2006") and global ethnography (Burawoy "2000") to inform research into this field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada