Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics of Belonging (Wiley Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)

  • Publish Date: 2014-06-03
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Inmaculada M Garca-Snchez
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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 Europes 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