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Published: 10 October 2019

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780190877323

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Writing for Love and Money

How Migration Drives Literacy Learning in Transnational Families

Kate Vieira

  • Spanning three continents, the book develops the concept of migration-driven literacy learning to show how migration can promote digital literacy learning in transnational families separated across borders
  • Extends the social history of literacy by highlighting love and money as crucial historical and contemporary motivations for writing
  • Addresses the human cost of family separation across borders and documents how family members negotiate separation in educationally valuable ways, thereby contributing to concepts of "funds of knowledge"
  • Complicates notions about brain drain to show how learning and knowledge often flow transnationally within family networks
  • Establishes that migration-driven literacy learning is experienced not only across distance, but also across time and history, as political borders shift

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