Transnational migrants, cultural citizenship, and the politics of language in California

Louis F. Mirón, Jonathan Xavier Inda, Joann K. Aguirre

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Abstract

In this article, the authors explore, through the notions of cultural citizenship, how newly arrived immigrant students in California seek to carve out social space. They argue that students in Santa Ana, California, both embrace and challenge the prevailing ideologies on language embedded in Proposition 227, the so-called "English for the Children" initiative. Students here are at least moderately successful in exploiting the "translocality" of cities like Santa Ana to become polyglot citizens in America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-681
Number of pages23
JournalEducational Policy
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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