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Digital Literacies

Digital Literacies

1st Edition

Julia Gillen
April 15, 2014

With our increasing use of digital and online media, the way we interact with these forms of communication is having an enormous impact on our literacy and learning. In Digital Literacies, Julia Gillen argues that to a substantial extent Linguistics has failed to rise to the opportunities presented...

Literacy and the Politics of Representation

Literacy and the Politics of Representation

1st Edition

Mary Hamilton
July 19, 2012

Literacy is a key indicator for comparing individuals and nations in contemporary society. It is central to public debates about the nature of the public sphere, economic markets, citizenship and self-governance. Literacy and the Politics of Representation aims to uncover the constructed nature of...

Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age

Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Mary P. Sheridan, Jennifer Rowsell
May 11, 2010

Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age explores new ways of meaning making by examining the practices, stories, and products of new and digital media producers with the goal of understanding the logic of marketplace production. Based on interviews with thirty new media...

Grassroots Literacy: Writing, Identity and Voice in Central Africa

Grassroots Literacy: Writing, Identity and Voice in Central Africa

1st Edition

Jan Blommaert
June 02, 2008

What effect has globalization had on our understanding of literacy? Grassroots Literacy seeks to address the relationship between globalization and the widening gap between ‘grassroots’ literacies, or writings from ordinary people and local communities, and ‘elite’ literacies. Displaced from their...

Literacy, Lives and Learning

Literacy, Lives and Learning

1st Edition

David Barton, Roz Ivanic, Yvon Appleby, Rachel Hodge, Karin Tusting
October 31, 2007

Demonstrating what it is like to be an adult learner in today’s world, this book focuses on language, literacy and numeracy learning. The authors explore the complex relationship between learning and adults’ lives, following a wide range of individual students in various formal learning situations,...

Literacy and Gender: Researching Texts, Contexts and Readers

Literacy and Gender: Researching Texts, Contexts and Readers

1st Edition

Gemma Moss
October 30, 2007

Why are girls outperforming boys in literacy skills in the Western education system today? To date, there have been few attempts to answer this question. Literacy and Gender sets out to redress this state of affairs by re-examining the social organization of literacy in primary schools. In...

Hiphop Literacies

Hiphop Literacies

1st Edition

Elaine Richardson
August 17, 2006

Hiphop Literacies is an exploration of the rhetorical, language and literacy practices of African Americans, with a focus on the Hiphop generation. Richardson analyses the lyrics and discourse of Hiphop, explodes myths and stereotypes about Black culture and language and shows how Hiphop language...

Situated Language and Learning: A Critique of Traditional Schooling

Situated Language and Learning: A Critique of Traditional Schooling

1st Edition

James Paul Gee
July 08, 2004

Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers?In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated...

Literacy in the New Media Age

Literacy in the New Media Age

1st Edition

Gunther Kress
January 16, 2003

In this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication. This dramatic change has made image, rather than writing, the centre of communication. In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the...

African American Literacies

African American Literacies

1st Edition

Elaine Richardson
November 07, 2002

African-American Literacies is a personal, public and political exploration of the problems faced by student writers from the African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) culture.Drawing on personal experience, Elaine Richardson provides a compelling account of the language and literacy practices of...

Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

1st Edition

Ilana Snyder
March 28, 2002

Electronic communication is radically altering literacy practices. Silicon Literacies unravels the key features of the new communication order to explore the social, cultural and educational impact of silicon literacy practices.Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines,...

Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire

Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire

1st Edition

Theresa M. Lillis
April 26, 2001

Student Writing presents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which...

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