Cultural Dialogue as Identity-Work

by Cheryl McLean 2011

This chapter explores literacy and identity negotiation as a cultural dialogue involving the dynamic intersection of public, private, physical, and virtual spaces that contemporary youth inhabit. In this case study, the ways in which 1 Caribbean immigrant adolescent negotiates such spaces and cultural resources represent identity-work. Through her digital literacy practices, this young person actively constructs her sense of self by creating a space where her cultural and literate identities can coexist.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 110. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 113 Number 13, 2011, p. 153-172 ID Number: 18381, Date Accessed: 9/22/2018 1:31:49 AM

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