Community Literacies as Shared Resources for Transformation

1st Edition

Joanne Larson, George H. Moses

Routledge
Published December 5, 2017
Reference - 122 Pages
ISBN 9781138243392 - CAT# Y312257
Series: Expanding Literacies in Education

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Summary

Through multiple narratives reflecting the complexity of participatory action research partnerships for social justice, this book sheds light on the dialogic spaces that intentionally support community literacies and rhetorical practices for inquiry and change. Applying literacy as social practice, Larson and Moses tell a story of a unique collaboration between community members and university faculty and students, who together transformed an urban corner store into a cornerstone of the community. Building on the emerging field of community literacies, the book captures the group’s active work on the ground and, on another level, how transformation occurred in the dialogic spaces of the research team as it learned to embrace distributed expertise and multiple identities.

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