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Citizenship and Multilingual Migrant Activism

Language and Belonging in Japan

Published

1 Aug 2019

Page count

216 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529201871

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

1 Aug 2019

Page count

216 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529201901

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£24.99 £19.99You save £5.00 (20%)

Published

1 Aug 2019

Page count

216 pages

Series

Global Migration and Social Change

ISBN

978-1529201895

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£24.99 £19.99You save £5.00 (20%)
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    This is the first book to investigate how migrants and migrant rights activists work together to generate new forms of citizenship identities through the use of language. Shindo's book is an original take on citizenship and community from the perspective of translation, and an alluring amalgamation of theory and detailed empirical analysis based on ethnographic case studies of Japan.

    ''Shindo turns assumptions about misinterpretation, inaudibility and untranslatability on their head as she explores the possibilities of communication and its failure. An important and pioneering contribution to Citizenship and Migration Studies, which – until now – has lacked a robust theorization of linguistic diversity.'' Anne McNevin, The New School for Social Research

    Reiko Shindo is a lecturer in International Relations at the School of Humanities at Coventry University.

    Introduction: Rethinking the role of language in IR;

    Noncitizen political participation in Japan;

    Citizenship and language in noncitizen political participation;

    Silence and the image of helplessness;

    Demonstration of loyalty without words;

    The hidden space of translation;

    Imagining community through miscommunication;

    Conclusion.