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Bilingual brokers : race, literature, and language as human capital

Author: Jeehyun Lim
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Reading Asian American and Latino literature, Bilingual Brokers traces the shift in attitudes toward bilingualism in postwar America from the focus on cultural assimilation to that of resource management. Interweaving the social significance of language as human capital and the literary significance of English as the language of cultural capital, Jeehyun Lim examines the dual meaning of bilingualism as liability and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeehyun Lim
ISBN: 9780823275304 0823275302 9780823275311 0823275310
OCLC Number: 960836478
Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cultural brokers in interwar Orientalism --
Bilingual personhood and the American dream --
Schooling bilinguals in and against multiculturalism --
Dormant bilingualism in neoliberal America --
Global English and the predicament of monolingual multiculturalism --
Epilogue: The future of bilingual brokering.
Responsibility: Jeehyun Lim.


Bilingual Brokers examines bilingual personhood in Asian American and Latino literature through postwar debates on bilingualism to illustrate a regime of flexible inclusion where an economic calculus  Read more...


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Bilingual Brokers offers a compelling and convincing account of the shifting reception and representations of bilingualism, as it has been received in a predominantly monolingual American culture and Read more...

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