The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.
“All Colors and Hues”: An Autoethnography of a Multiethnic Family's Strategies for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
© 2013 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 109–124, February 2013
How to Cite
Kennedy, K. D. and Romo, H. D. (2013), “All Colors and Hues”: An Autoethnography of a Multiethnic Family's Strategies for Bilingualism and Multiculturalism. Family Relations, 62: 109–124. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00742.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
- dual-language education;
- multicultural families;
- multiethnic children
This two-year autoethnographic action research study explores the processes a multiethnic/multiracial family uses to maintain their children's heritage language of Spanish and the family's multiculturalism. Data sources (including interviews and participant observations in the home and the dual-language school) specifically focus on the eldest child, Nelia, from her kindergarten and first-grade years where she attended a public dual-language program. The findings illuminate the integral link between the family's ideology toward valuing bilingualism and the necessity of school support.