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Writing for Love and Money: How Migration Drives Literacy Learning in Transnational Families

Kate Vieira


This book tells the story of how families separated across borders write—and learn new ways of writing—in pursuit of both love and money. Over the past decades, global economic inequality has continued to promote the growth of labor migration. According to the UN, 244 million people currently live outside the countries of their birth. The human drama behind these numbers is that labor migration often separates parents from children, brothers from sisters, lovers from each other. Migration, undertaken in response to problems of the pocketbook, also poses problems for the heart. Based on field r ... More

Keywords: literacy, writing, migration, brain drain, digital literacy, family education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190877316
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190877316.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Vieira, author
Associate Professor and the Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy, Program in Composition and Rhetoric, Department of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison