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Belonging in Translation: Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan

Reiko Shindo


This is the first book to investigate how migrants and migrant rights activists work together to generate new forms of citizenship identities through the use of language. It begins with an overview of the important connection between language and the materiality of migration and discusses how the research on language in the context of migrant activism can advance one's understanding of belonging, of what it means to be a legitimate member of a community. The book then looks at the acts of citizenship in more detail, showing that not only the visible but also the audible presence of noncitizens ... More

Keywords: migrants, migrant rights, rights activists, citizenship, language, community, translation, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201871
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reiko Shindo, author
Coventry University