Re-theorizing Literacy Practices: Complex Social and Cultural Contexts

1st Edition

David Bloome, Maria Lucia Castanheira, Constant Leung, Jennifer Rowsell

Routledge
December 12, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 258 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815368632 - CAT# K336815

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Summary

Moving beyond current theories on literacy practices, this edited collection sheds new light on the complexities inherent to the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which literacy practices are realized. Building on Brian V. Street’s scholarship, contributors discuss literacy as intrinsically social and ideological, and examine how the theorizing of literacy practices has evolved in recognition of the diverse contexts in which written language is used. Breaking new intellectual and theoretical ground, this book brings together leading literacy scholars to re-examine how educational and sociocultural contexts frame and define literacy events and practices. Drawing from the richness of Brian V. Street’s work, this volume offers insights into fractures, tensions, and developments in literacy for scholars, students, and researchers.

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