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Title:Producing Good Citizens: Literacy and Citizenship Training in Anxious Times
Author(s):Wan, Amy J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Peter Mortensen
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Language, Rhetoric and Composition
Abstract:By examining a range of spaces where those hoping to acquire full citizenship may have encountered literacy, I investigate how citizenship and literacy have been mutually but often contradictorily implicated for often disenfranchised individuals. Literacy became a way to measure the potential productivity of industrial workers, many of them immigrants, during a period that established many of the legal and cultural requirements of U.S. citizenship in parallel with the proliferation of mass manufacturing. Additionally, this study reveals how workers and immigrants themselves position literacy as a tool for social and economic mobility in their quests for full citizenship.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:214 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81433
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290416
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007


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