Reimagining Citizenship through Bilingualism: The Migrant Bilingual Child in Helena María Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus

  title={Reimagining Citizenship through Bilingualism: The Migrant Bilingual Child in Helena Mar{\'i}a Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus},
  author={Jeehyun Lim},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={221 - 242}
  • Jeehyun Lim
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Biology
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
Bringing together bilingualism and citizenship may seem a counterintuitive gesture to many given that the most prominent relationship between language and citizenship historically in the United States has been that of literacy in English as proof of citizenship. 1 It is increasingly becoming questionable, however, to what extent the monolingual approach to citizenship that distributes rights and obligations in relation to English and assumes a correspondence between one state and one language… Expand
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