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The Resource Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community, John M. Duffy

Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community, John M. Duffy

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Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community
Title
Writing from these roots
Title remainder
literacy in a Hmong-American community
Statement of responsibility
John M. Duffy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outstanding Book Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication"We are only beginning to recognize the global forces that have long shaped literacy in the United States. What we need now is a book that demonstrates how to theorize U.S. literacy with regard to globalization's complex legacy. Writing from These Roots satisfies this need, and then some. Duffy's careful representation of Hmong literacy narratives is a remarkable accomplishment in its own right, not least for the respect he shows the women and men whose stories enable him to delineate personal, cultural, and national pathways to literacy. In also documenting Hmong people's transnational pathway to literacy in the United States, Duffy expertly details the rhetorical means by which literacy can make legible the self-fashioning of distinct identities against a historical backdrop bleached by generations of assimilationist public policy and racist discourse. Duffy's insistence that we think rhetorically about literacy is a call that will resonate in literacy scholarship for years to come."--Peter Mortensen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign"Writing from These Roots is without doubt a major, original, and important work. Fittingly, for a book that conceptualizes its topics and themes globally and comparatively, it will attract an international audience." --Harvey J. Graff, The Ohio State University"This is a fascinating and important study that is rich in theoretical insight about literacy and has an informed and detailed account of the Hmong experience in Laos and the United States." --Franklin Ng, California State University, FresnoWriting from These Roots documents the historical development of literacy in a Midwestern American community of Laotian Hmong, a people who came to the United States as refugees from the Vietnam War and whose language had no widely accepted written form until one created by missionary-linguists was adopted in the late twentieth century by Hmong in Laos and, later, the U.S. and other Western nations. As such, the Hmong have often been described as "preliterates," "nonliterates," or members of an "oral culture." Although such terms are problematic, it is nevertheless true that the majority of Hmong did not read or write in any language when they arrived in the U.S. For this reason, the Hmong provide a unique opportunity to study the forces that influence the development of reading and writing abilities in cultures in which writing is not widespread and to do so within the context of the political, economic, religious, military, and migratory upheavals classified broadly as "globalization."
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duffy, John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hmong Americans
  • Literacy
  • Hmong language
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • EDUCATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Hmong Americans
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Hmong language
  • Literacy
  • Laos
  • United States
Label
Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community, John M. Duffy
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn256627778
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666436
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861100
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66823x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256627778
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Writing from these roots : literacy in a Hmong-American community, John M. Duffy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn256627778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666436
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861100
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66823x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256627778
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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