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Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement

Sarah C. Bishop

Abstract

By projecting their stories into the public arena, undocumented storytellers refute mainstream discourse, trade anonymous narratives for individuality, and reveal the determination of those who elsewhere have been vilified by stereotype and presupposition. Taking a holistic approach to the role of storytelling in the immigrant rights movement, Bishop chronicles the ways young people uncover their lack of legal status experientially—through interactions with parents, in attempts to pursue rites of passage reserved for citizens, and as audiences of political and popular media. She provides both ... More

Keywords: undocumented immigration, reclaimant narratives, storytelling, immigrant rights movement, activism, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190917159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190917159.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah C. Bishop, author
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY