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Author Vieira, Kate, 1977- author

Title Writing for love and money : how migration drives literacy learning in transnational families / Kate Vieira
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 243 pages)
Contents Preface -- Introduction: Literacy Learning in Immigrants' Homelands -- Chapter One: What's New about Writing for Love and Money? -- Chapter Two: Writing for Love and Money on Three Continents -- Chapter Three: Learning to Log On: From Post to Internet in Brazil -- Chapter Four: Learning Languages: From Soviet Union to European Union in Latvia -- Chapter Five: Teaching Homeland Family: Love and Money in the U.S. -- Conclusion: Migration-Driven Literacy Learning in Uncertain Times -- Afterword: The Mothers
Summary "Based on research with transnational families in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and North America, Writing for Love and Money tells the story of how families separated across borders write--and learn new ways of writing--in pursuit of love and money"-- Provided by publisher
"This book tells the story of how families separated across borders write--and learn new ways of writing--in pursuit of love and money. According to the UN, 244 million people currently live outside their countries of birth. The human drama behind these numbers is that parents are often separated from children, brothers from sisters, lovers from each other. Migration, undertaken in response to problems of the wallet, also poses problems for the heart. Writing for Love and Money shows how families separated across borders turn to writing to address these problems. Based on research with transnational families in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and North America, it describes how people write to sustain meaningful relationships across distance and to better their often impoverished circumstances. Despite policy makers' concerns about "brain drain," the book reveals that immigrants' departures do not leave homelands wholly educationally hobbled. Instead, migration promotes experiences of literacy learning in transnational families as they write to reach the two life goals that globalization consistently threatens: economic solvency and familial intimacy."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 02, 2019)
Subject Immigrants -- Correspondence
Letter writing -- Social aspects
Literacy -- Social aspects
Written communication -- Social aspects
EDUCATION -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics.
Letter writing -- Social aspects.
Literacy -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Written communication -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019016456
ISBN 0190877332
0190877340
0190877359
9780190877330
9780190877347
9780190877354