1st Edition

Interrogating the Relations between Migration and Education in the South Migrating Americas

    180 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    180 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Adopting a uniquely critical lens, this volume analyzes the relationship between forced migration, the migrations of people, and subsequent impacts on education. In doing so, it challenges Euro-modern and colonial notions of what it means to move across 'borders'.

    Using Abiayala and its diasporas as theory and context, this volume critiques dominant colonial attitudes and discourses towards migration and education and suggests alternatives for understanding how culturally grounded pedagogies and curricula can support migrating youth and society more broadly. Chapters use case studies and first-hand accounts such as testimonios from a variety of countries in the Global South, and discuss the lived experiences of Afro-Colombian, Haitian, and Indigenous youth, among others, to challenge the rigid disciplinary borders upheld by Euro-modern epistemologies.

    This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in international and comparative education, multicultural education, and Latin American and Caribbean studies more broadly. Those specifically interested in anticolonial education, diaspora studies, and educational policy and politics will also benefit from this book.

    Introduction. The Beautiful Black Girl: Abiayala, Young People, and Movement

    Ligia (Licho) López López and María Emilia Tijoux

    1. Exploring Afro Colombian English Learners’ Identities through a Critical Intercultural Approach: Transforming Journeys
    2. Maure Aguirre Ortega

    3. The New 'Others' in Schools and the Regimes That Order Them: Re-production of Institutionalized School Practices in Chile in the 21st Century
    4. Claudia Carrillo-Sánchez

    5. Indigenous Mexican Migrant Youth School Testimonios in the Florida Heartland: Farmwork, Migration, Language, Discrimination, and Extracurricular Activities
    6. Yenny Saldaña, Mariana Santiago, Ana Guevara, Liliana Mata, Eduardo Morales, Briana Salazar, Cristina Saldaña, Adolfo Saldaña, and Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo

    7. Migration, Betterment, and Modernity: Encounters and Un-Encounters Between Mobility and Access to Education as Life Projects in Three Generations of Migrants from Loja, Ecuador
    8. María Mercedes Eguiguren

    9. Indigenous Women of Chiapas Migrating: Transformation and Education
    10. Irasema Villanueva and María Elena Tovar

    11. Forced Migration, Violence, Education and Testimony: For a Place in the World

              Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez

    Conclusion. The Relevance of the Body and Emotions in the Care for Migrating People: The Experiences of Abiayala

    Ivón Cepeda-Mayorga and María Emilia Tijoux


    Ligia (Licho) López López is Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Ivón Cepeda-Mayorga is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Education at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

    María Emilia Tijoux is a sociologist, professor, and researcher from the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Universidad de Chile, Chile.