Title

"Contradictions, Clashes, Cominglings": The Syncretic Literacy Projects of Young Bilinguals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2013

Publication Title

Anthropology & Education Quarterly

Abstract

This article explores the concept of syncretism, its history, related concepts, and potential as a research tool. It proposes a critical syncretism for analyzing the syncretic literacy projects of three young Puerto Rican bilinguals with attention to their agency and creativity drawing on diverse languages and literacies and transforming them at home with family members' support. The projects are also analyzed within the sociohistorical contexts of the families. Challenges for research and education are discussed.

First Page

234

DOI

doi:10.1111/aeq.12024

Volume

44

Issue

3