Voluntary work, transnational mobility and language learning in a social movement

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7CC50E298DE3
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Voluntary work, transnational mobility and language learning in a social movement
Périodique
Language and Intercultural Communication
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Garrido  Maria Rosa
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Numéro
4
Pages
451-463
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In the current neoliberal era, work is increasingly connected to transnational relations that imply people crossing linguistic and national borders. Based on a multi-sited ethnography, this article explores a transnational social movement called Emmaus where voluntary work, geographical mobility, and language learning intersect. I analyse the role of language in narratives of (wanna-be) mobile volunteers in the Emmaus network. Volunteers need to learn and use linguae francae (English and Spanish) for voluntary work, which they justify with inter-cultural and solidarity tropes. Besides, they must navigate nation-state immigration laws and linguistic differences contrasting with their construction of Emmaus as a “safe zone” for transnational mobility and communication.

Mots-clé
social movement, mobility, voluntary work, language learning, sociolinguistic ethnography
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20/05/2018 17:10
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20/08/2019 14:38
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