Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2019

242 Pages | 5 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190917159

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Undocumented Storytellers

Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement

Sarah C. Bishop

  • Offers a critical exploration of the ways undocumented immigrants harness the power of storytelling as a means of self-actualization, to mitigate the fear and uncertainty of life without legal status, and to advocate for immigration reform
  • Draws on a mixed methodology of forty in-depth interviews with undocumented immigrants from eighteen unique nations of origin, critical-rhetorical ethnographies of immigrant rights events and protests, and narrative analysis of immigrant-produced digital media
  • Interrogates present-day U.S. attitudes toward immigration and its representation in popular media
  • Provides broad insights into the role of strategic framing and autobiographical story-sharing in advocacy and social movements

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