Dynamics of Language and Inequality in Education, The: Social and Symbolic Boundaries in the Global South

Danie de Jesus, Joel Austin Windle, Lesley Bartlett

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Published: 13-02-2020

£24.95

This book contributes new perspectives from the Global South on the ways in which linguistic and discursive boundaries shape inequalities in educational contexts, ranging from Amazonian missions to Mongolian universities, using critical ethnographic and sociolinguistic analyses.

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Description

This book contributes new perspectives from the Global South on the ways in which linguistic and discursive boundaries shape inequalities in educational contexts, ranging from Amazonian missions to Mongolian universities. Through critical ethnographic and sociolinguistic analysis, the chapters explore how such boundaries contribute to the geopolitics of colonialism, capitalism and myriad, interwoven, forms of social life that structure both oppression and resistance. Boundaries are examined across time and space as relational constructs that mark the terms upon which admission to groups, institutions, territories, or practices are granted. The studies further present alternative educational approaches that demonstrate the potential for agency and transgression, highlighting moments of boundary crossing that disrupt existing linguistic ideologies, language policies and curriculum structures.

Additional information

Weight 0.293 kg
Dimensions 10 × 156 × 234 mm
Page Count 184