Migration And Education In A Multicultural World: Culture, Loss, and Identity

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

byUrsula A. Kelly

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Arising from the legacies of the twentieth century - unprecedented worldwide migration, unrelenting global conflict and warring, unchecked materialist consumption, and unconscionable environmental degradation - are important questions about the toll of loss such changes exact, individually and collectively. As large-scale and ubiquitous as these changes are, their deep specificity re-inscribes the importance of place as a critical construct. Attending to such specificity emphasizes the interconnections between contexts and broader movements and remains a prudent route to articulating critical interconnections among places and peoples in complex times. This book of essays turns to such specificity as a means to examine the inflections of migration on identity- displacement, disorientation, loss, and difference- as sites of both regression and possibility. Fusing autobiography and cultural analysis, it provides a framework for a critical education attuned to such concerns.

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Arising from the legacies of the twentieth century - unprecedented worldwide migration, unrelenting global conflict and warring, unchecked materialist consumption, and unconscionable environmental degradation - are important questions about the toll of loss such changes exact, individually and collectively. As large-scale and ubiquitou...

Ursula A. Kelly is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. She is the author of two books, Marketing Place: Cultural Politics, Regionalism and Reading and Schooling Desire: Literacy, Cultural Politics and Pedagogy. She is also the co-editor of a recently published collectio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.59 × 5.7 × 0.66 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230612921

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Table of Contents

Introduction: At Sea: Towards an Educational Discourse of Loss and Place * Losing Place: Reluctant Leavings and Ambivalent Returns * ‘The Distance Home’: Migration, Mourning and Difference * The Word, For Loss: Literacy, Longing and Belonging * Separation, (Re)connection and a Transformative Education of Place * The Place of Reparation:  Loss, Ambivalence and Teaching * Conclusion: ‘Learning to Live with Ghosts’: Loss, Place, and Education

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“As one of the key thinkers within education in Canada today, Kelly offers a profoundly disturbing and yet surprisingly hopeful cultural reading on loss and migration in Newfoundland and Labrador - disturbing for what it says about loss and identity, and yet hopeful because there can be writers with Kelly's depth of analysis.”--Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor, McGill University"This is a highly original, timely book that explores issues of personal and collective loss and grief and reveals how they relate to identity and social-cultural knowledge. Building on interdisciplinary views of cultural loss, Kelly develops a unique educational theory of loss and grief aimed at encouraging a struggle against the structures that deter a critical transformative view of teaching and learning. The vital connections the author makes between thinking and feeling also invite readers to make renewed commitments to the work of transformative education.”--Ann V. Dean, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, SUNY New Paltz“Kelly exemplifies the heart of pedagogy. With passionate imagination, heartful commitment, prophetic zeal, and boundless love, she embraces the possibilities of transformation in our personal and pedagogic lives. The book’s eloquent and sophisticated prose breathes with lively and lovely wisdom, an enthusiastic call for living truthfully in words and in the world.”--Carl Leggo, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia; Author of Come-By-Chance