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American by PaperHow Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy$
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Kate Vieira

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697519

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697519.001.0001

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Undocumented in a Documentary Society

Undocumented in a Documentary Society

Brazilian Literacy Lives

(p.83) 3 Undocumented in a Documentary Society
American by Paper

Kate Vieira

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Three describes how undocumented Brazilians documented themselves in ethnic religious institutions, which provided the textual legitimacy that they were denied in secular contexts. Written out of the nation, they wrote their way into another bureaucracy. Their writing was a material response to the textual conditions of globalization.

Keywords:   undocumented, Brazilian, ethnic religious institutions, materiality, textuality, globalization

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