Radicalizing Literacies and Languaging: A Framework toward Dismantling the Mono-Mainstream Assumption (Co-authored with Dr. Alexandra Babino)
This book names and confounds the mono-mainstream assumption that invisibly frames much research, the ideologies that normalize monolingualism, monoculturalism, monoliteracy, mononationalism, and/or monomodal ways of knowing. In its place, the authors propose multi- and trans- lenses of these phenomena steeped in a raciolinguistic perspective on Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology to move toward a more accurate, multidimensional view of racialized peoples’ literacy and language practices. To achieve this, they first engage in a comprehensive review of literacies, languaging, and a critical sociocultural framework. Then, the distinct testimonios of four women underscore this framework in practice, followed by action steps for research, policy, and pedagogy. This book will be of particular interest to literacy and language education researchers.
- *Brings together concepts from literacy, bi/multilingual, and linguistics research
- *Addresses the collective impact of English hegemony, white supremacy, and neoliberalism on multilingual people in school systems
- *Provides four testimonios of multilingual people at various stages of development adolescent, young adult, and adult)
*Read a review of our book in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism by Huan Gao.
*Listen to a podcast about the theory we present in the book on Unstandardized English: November, 2020.