Syncretising ways of doing, seeing and becoming in children's faith-inspired text-making and conversations around texts at home

Lytra, Vally and Ilankuberan, Arani. 2020. Syncretising ways of doing, seeing and becoming in children's faith-inspired text-making and conversations around texts at home. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(5), pp. 433-449. ISSN 1470-8477 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article examines the faith-inspired text-making of two siblings of Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu/Saiva heritage growing up in present-day London and the post- production conversations around the texts with one of the authors. Conceptually, we combine insights from syncretic literacy studies with an approach to faith as cultural practice. We argue that a syncretic lens can be enriched by an explicit focus on children’s faith-inspired texts as material objects that open up possibilities for new meaning making. Our analysis points to the exploration of faith identities as a process of becoming that can be open-ended and potentially unpredictable.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1781875

Additional Information:

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Language and Intercultural Communication on 20th July 2020, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14708477.2020.1781875

Keywords:

Syncretic literacies, faith as cultural practice, faith identities, team ethnography, scrapbooks

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies > Centre for Language, Culture and Learning

Dates:

DateEvent
10 June 2020Accepted
20 July 2020Published Online
2020Published

Item ID:

29158

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2020 09:53

Last Modified:

11 Jun 2021 06:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29158

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