Contra Viento y Marea (Against Wind and Tide): Building Civic Identity among Children of Emigration in El Salvador Journal Article uri icon



  • This article examines contrasting approaches to citizenship education in two schools in San Salvador, El Salvador, in the face of highly visible transnational migration. I argue that while transnational realities challenge education for democratic citizenship, educational processes that enable students to interrogate their own transnational realities—in particular, their relationship to macrostructural relations of inequality—facilitate the development of critical, action‐oriented civic identities. [civic identity, transnational migration, participatory research, democratic citizenship education]

publication date

  • March 1, 2012

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  • February 6, 2018 3:34 AM

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  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-7761

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-1492

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  • 41

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  • 60


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