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Can I still be myself around them here? Re-envisioning ethnic identity negotiation in multiethnic schools through a dialogic approach

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Gube, J, Can I still be myself around them here? Re-envisioning ethnic identity negotiation in multiethnic schools through a dialogic approach, Knowledge Cultures, 3, (4) pp. 131-152. ISSN 2327-5731 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

This article presents a way of understanding ethnic identity negotiation in multiethnic school settings through dialogical and sociocultural perspectives. Starting with reference to Bakhtin and dialogical self theory (DST) as a lens to consider the nexus between ethnic self and other, the article discusses how this nexus is emplaced within the interplay of collective voices and cultural tools. It moves on to consider how these voices and tools are embedded within sociocultural processes of institutions. Based on these theoretical considerations, ethnic identity negotiation is foregrounded through an emphasis on individuals’ dialogical interactions with ethnically compounded sociocultural processes that contribute to the (in)stability of ethnic self. The article concludes by proposing this dialogical approach as a way forward to looking at ethnic identity in shifting and dynamic sociocultural milieu of multiethnic schools.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ethnic identity, dialogical self, ethnic minority, Hong Kong
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Author:Gube, J (Mr Jan Gube)
ID Code:100895
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-06-02
Last Modified:2016-10-03
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