Mobile farmworker families using cocoon communities to negotiate multiple lifeworlds

Henderson, Robyn and Gouwens, Judith A. (2013) Mobile farmworker families using cocoon communities to negotiate multiple lifeworlds. In: Cocoon communities: togetherness in the 21st century. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 105-122. ISBN 978-1-4438-4242-6


This chapter considers the construct of cocoon communities in relation to data from two research projects, one conducted in the US and the other in Australia, about migrant and itinerant farmworker communities in rural areas. Using the construct in conjunction with Gee's (2008) conceptualization of Discourses, Insiders, and Outsiders, and Freire and Macedo's (1987) notions of 'rewriting the world,' the chapter explains how these communities were able to experience a sense of belonging, negotiate multiple lifeworlds, and thereby 'survive' in contexts that were often unwelcoming to Outsider families.

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Additional Information: © 2013 by Mari Korpela and Fred Dervin and contributors. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 23:56
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobility; discourses; insiders; outsiders; connectedness; belonging; multiple lifeworlds
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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