Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Inmaculada Mª García-Sánchez
Published Online: 4 APR 2014 09:13PM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470673331
Online ISBN: 9781118323939
About this Book
This revealing analysis of everyday language use among Moroccan immigrant children in Spain explores their cultural and linguistic life-worlds as they develop a hybrid, yet coherent, sense of identity in their multilingual communities. The author shows how they adapt to the local ambivalence toward Muslim culture and increased surveillance by Spanish authorities.
- Offers ground-breaking research from linguistic anthropology charting the politics of childhood in Muslim immigrant communities in Spain
- Illuminates the contemporary debates concerning assimilation and alienation in Europe's immigrant Muslim and North African populations
- Provides an integrated blend of theory and empirical ethnographic data
- Enriches recent research on immigrant children with analyses of their sense of belonging, communicative practices, and emerging processes of identification