Hindi is our ground, English is our sky : education, language, and social class in contemporary India (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Hindi is our ground, English is our sky : education, language, and social class in contemporary India

Author: Chaise LaDousa
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sea change has occurred in the Indian economy in the last three decades, spurring the desire to learn English. Most scholars and media venues have focused on English exclusively for its ties to processes of globalization and the rise of new employment opportunities. The pursuit of class mobility, however, involves Hindi as much as English in the vast Hindi-Belt of northern India. Schools are institutions on which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LaDousa, Chaise.
Hindi is our ground, English is our sky.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2014
(DLC) 2013022442
(OCoLC)843862184
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chaise LaDousa
ISBN: 9781782382331 178238233X
OCLC Number: 959946801
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents: On mother and other tongues: language ideology, inequality, and contradiction --
Disparate markets: the uneven resonance of language-medium schooling in the nation --
Advertising in the periphery: modes of communication and the production of school value --
An alter voice: questioning the inevitability of the language-medium divide --
In and out of the classroom: a focus on English.
Responsibility: Chaise LaDousa.

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This book demonstrates that the school division allows for different visions of what it means to belong to the nation and what is central and peripheral in the nation. It also shows how the  Read more...

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