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This book investigates the social, political and educational role of community language education in migratory contexts. It draws on an ethnographic study that investigates the significance of Mandarin-Chinese community schooling in Britain as an intercultural space for those involved. To understand the interrelation of ‘language’, ‘culture’ and ‘identity’, the book adopts a ‘bricolage’ approach that brings together a range of theoretical perspectives. This book challenges homogenous and stereotypical constructions of Chinese language, culture and identity – such as the image of Chinese pupils as conformist and deferent learners – that are often repeated both in the media and in academic discussion.
Author(s): Ganassin S
Series Editor(s): Michael Byram; Anthony Liddicoat
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Series Title: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
Number of Pages: 200
Print publication date: 06/04/2020
Acceptance date: 24/10/2019
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Place Published: Bristol
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