By Neriko Musha Doerr
The idea of "heritage" has develop into one of many worldwide tropes lately. on the middle of background politics are 3 questions: what history is, who makes a decision what it really is, and for whom is the choice made. even if, current paintings on historical past language has infrequently tackled those questions, assuming that educating youngsters of migrants their "heritage language" empowers them.
This book challenges this assumption, situating the inspiration of historical past language within the host society’s involvement in social justice, nation-building efforts, (superficial) social gathering of variety, and funding on worldwide hyperlinks the migrants supply in addition to the migrants’ worry of discrimination and hope for belonging, social prestige, and fiscal achieve. in accordance with ethnographic study in Bolivia, Peru, the us, and Japan, the book illuminates the complexity and political nature of choosing what constitutes background language for migrants with connections to Japan. This quantity opens up a brand new box of research in historical past language reports: the complicated linkage among background language and social justice for migrants.
This ebook was once released as a distinct factor of Critical Asian Studies.
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Heritage, Nationhood, and Language: Migrants with Connections to Japan (Critical Asian Studies) by Neriko Musha Doerr