Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community

Author: John Duffy
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Drawing on life-history interviews collected from Hmong refugees in a Wisconsin community, this book examines the disparate political and institutional forces that shaped Hmong literacy development in the twentieth century, including, in Laos, French colonialism, Laotian nationalism, missionary Christianity, and the CIA during the Vietnam War. It further examines the influences on Hmong literacy in the United  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duffy, John, 1955-
Writing from these roots.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2007
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Duffy
ISBN: 9780824830953 0824830954
OCLC Number: 82470570
Description: xiv, 241 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Lost books and broken promises: the Hmong people in China and Laos --
Rumors, ropes, and redemptions: Hmong writing systems in China and Laos --
Never to hold a pencil: the problem with "preliteracy" --
Other gods and countries: Hmong literacy development in Laos --
Writing Hmong Americans: reading and writing in the United States --
Hmong Americans rewriting: testimony, gender, and civic life.
Responsibility: John Duffy.
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Documents the historical development of literacy in a Midwestern American community of Laotian Hmong, a people who came to US as refugees from the Vietnam War and whose language had no accepted  Read more...


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