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Author Galvan, Antonio M
Title Uncovering mestizo thought and literacy: Historical family narratives (in three acts)
book jacket
Descript 97 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-09, Section: A, page: 3279
Adviser: Mary Louise Gomez
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006
The author takes the reader on a journey of methodological inquiry through narrative and play format to uncover an immigrant family's experience in the United States school system
Through the analysis of special education records of family members, and narratives in written and oral forms, the author shows how the identity of an individual, family and a group of people can be constructed and maintained through the communal contextualization of a school and special education discourse at the site of a multidisciplinary conference (MDC)
The project is composed through what the author calls Mestizo Thought and Literacy, a composition theory grounded in the conquest of Mexico, the outgrowth of a new people and the space they found themselves as part of two worlds, two pasts, two collective memories, individual lived memory and defining themselves in that space. The outcome is stories lined together to form an ongoing narrative of a people no longer wanting to live in the hybrid world offered to them. The author is but one of these voices
School code: 0262
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-09A
Subject Education, Special
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Language, Rhetoric and Composition
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Hispanic American Studies
Alt Author The University of Wisconsin - Madison
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