Literacy and Mobility: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College

1st Edition

Brice Nordquist

Routledge
Published May 3, 2017
Reference - 176 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138189874 - CAT# Y226524
Series: Expanding Literacies in Education

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Summary

Pushing forward research on emerging literacies and theoretical orientations, this book follows students from different tracks of high school English in a "failing" U.S. public school through their first two years in universities, colleges, and jobs. Analytical and methodological tools from new literacy and mobility studies are employed to investigate relations among patterns of movement and literacy practices across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures, and national borders. By following research participants’ trajectories in and across scenes of literacy in school, college, home, online, in transit, and elsewhere, the work illustrates how students help constitute and connect one scene of literacy with others in their daily lives; how their mobile literacies produce, maintain, and disrupt social relations and identities with respect to race, gender, class, language, and nationality; and how they draw upon multiple literacies and linguistic resources to accommodate, resist, and transform dominant discourses.

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