Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 Nov 2005
|
£70.00
|Hardback Print on Demand
  
9781403939647
||
 
 
30 Apr 2008
|
£24.99
|Paperback Print on Demand
  
9780230554344
||
 
 
eBooks ebook on Palgrave Connect ebook available via library subscriptions ebook on ebooks.com 
 
 


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionReviewsContentsAuthors

Multilingual Identities in a Global City: London Stories is an in-depth study of the linguistic, national, ethnic, social class and gendered identities of individuals living in London at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book begins with a thorough discussion of key concepts such as globalization, migration, multiculturalism, identity, the global city and the history of migration to Britain and London. Through a detailed examination of four diverse groups - East Asian graduate students, French foreign language teachers, Spanish-speaking Latinos and second generation British Asian university students - it explores the ambivalent and multi-layered identities of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during the course of their lifetimes.


Description

Multilingual Identities in a Global City: London Stories is an in-depth study of the linguistic, national, ethnic, social class and gendered identities of individuals living in London at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book begins with a thorough discussion of key concepts such as globalization, migration, multiculturalism, identity, the global city and the history of migration to Britain and London. Through a detailed examination of four diverse groups - East Asian graduate students, French foreign language teachers, Spanish-speaking Latinos and second generation British Asian university students - it explores the ambivalent and multi-layered identities of individuals who have crossed geographical and psychological borders during the course of their lifetimes.


Reviews


'This book is an important contribution to the study of transnational migrants...Most importantly, it raises provocative questions about the nature and functioning of multilingual societies and identities and illustrates the usefulness of life stories as a way of investigating new migrant communities...The book offers a beautiful tribute to the author's new adopted city and an engaging, informative, and thought-provoking study that will be of interest to a variety of readers interested in migration, globalization, multilingualism, and identity construction. - Discourse& Communication
'This timely book opens with a vivid account of the multlingual, multiethnic and mulicultural complexity of London, viewed from a London bus. It provides a telling context for a volume of London stories around the theme of multilingual identities.' - Peter Martin, Language and Education, 22.2


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Globalization and Migration
Multiculturalism and Identities
The Global City and the History of Migration and Multilingualism in Britain and London
Researching London Stories
Japanese Graduate Students in London
French Foreign Language Teachers in London
Spanish-speaking Latinos in London
British Asian Undergraduate Students in London; S.Preece
Taking Stock: Where to, London?
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

DAVID BLOCK is Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture, Language and Communication at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is co-editor (with Deborah Cameron) of Globalization and Language Teaching and author of The Social Turn in Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Identities (forthcoming).