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    Bilingualism and the new American identity

    Julios, Christina (1998) Bilingualism and the new American identity. In: Kershen, A.J. (ed.) A Question of Identity. Studies in Migration. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 271-293. ISBN 9781840145588.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This is a multidisciplinary exploration of the problems and paradoxes that emerge immediately the subject of idenitiy is raised. It draws together eminent academics from a variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology, to examine the way in which issues of identity have impacted on society and the way in which changes in society have resulted in a re-evaluation of identity. Topics covered include, German identity after re-unification, the political and legal problems of European citizenship, elderly migrants and identity and political group identity. The book explores identity in three sections: British, European and global. The main conclusion reached is that at any period in history the question of identity is a complex one composed of interacting facets which combine in larger or smaller proportions to create the whole, be that individual, group, ethnic, religious, national or supra-national. The book sets out to identify facets that contribute to the whole and by doing so, answers some of the questions surrounding identity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 10:55
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 10:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16364

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