This book uniquely explores the shifting structures of power and unexpected points of intersection – entanglements – at the nexus of North and South as a lens through which to examine the impact of global and local circuits of people, practices and ideas on linguistic, cultural and knowledge systems. The volume considers the entanglement of North and South on multiple levels in the contemporary and continuing effects of capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism, in the form of silenced or marginalized populations, such as refugees, immigrants, and other minoritised groups, and in the different orders of visibility that make some types of practices and knowledge more legitimate and therefore more visible. It uses a range of methodological and analytical frames to shed light on less visible histories, practices, identities, repertoires, and literacies, and offer new understandings for research and for language, health care, education, and other policies and practices.
The book brings together an exciting mix of voices of both established and new scholars in multilingualism and diversity from a range of social, political, and historical contexts and provides coverage of areas previously underrepresented in current research on multilingualism, globalization, and mobility, including Brazil, South Africa, Australia, East Timor, Wallis and Mayotte, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. This volume is key reading for scholars, researchers, and graduate students in multilingualism, globalisation, sociolinguistics, mobility and development studies, applied linguistics, and language and education policy.
Caroline Kerfoot and Kenneth Hyltenstam
Part I Southern perspectives
Chapter 1 On the margins of the Republic: Medical encounters in a postcolonial setting and the construction of sociolinguistic orders of visibility
Valelia Muni Toke
Chapter 2 Constructing invisibility: The discursive erasure of a black immigrant learner in South Africa.
Caroline Kerfoot and Gwendoline Tatah
Chapter 3 Why can’t race just be a normal thing?’ Entangled discourses in the narratives of young South Africans.
Part II South-North Entanglements
Chapter 4 Moving north, navigating new work worlds and re-mooring: Language and other semiotic resources in the migration trajectories of East Timorese in the UK
Estêvão Cabral and Marilyn Martin-Jones
Chapter 5 South-North trajectories and language repertoires
Kasper Juffermans & Bernardino Tavares
Part III Northern perspectives
Chapter 6 Conflicting agendas in basic Swedish adult second language education
Inger Lindberg and Karin Sandwall
Chapter 7 Institutional constraints on flexible versus fixed multilingualism: The case of parallel language ideology in Sweden
Chapter 8 Nine months of entextualizations. Discourse and knowledge in an online discussion forum thread for expecting parents
Linnea Hanell and Linus Salo
Part IV: North-South dynamics in research and knowledge production
Chapter 9 The politics of the margins: Multisemiotic and affective strategies of voice and visibility
Tommaso M. Milani
Chapter 10 Epistemic diversity, lazy reason and ethical translation in post-colonial contexts: The case of indigenous educational policy in Brazil.
Lynn Mario Menezes de Souza,
Chapter 11 Re-placing and re-centring southern multilingualisms: A de-colonial project
Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism is devoted to the publishing of original research, of global scope and relevance, which incorporates critical and post-structuralist perspectives. The series also seeks to reflect different strands of empirical work which are interpretive, ethnographic and multimodal in nature and which embrace new epistemologies and new research methods.