Literacies, Global and Local

| University of Cape Town
| University of Leeds
ISBN 9789027205186 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027291189 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The articles collected in this volume draw on or relate to a body of work that has become known as the ‘New Literacy Studies’ (NLS), which studies literacy as situated semiotic practices that vary across sites in specific ways that are socially shaped. The collection offers a body of empirically and theoretically based papers on literacy ethnography as well as providing engagements with critical issues around literacy and education. The articles offer complementary perspectives on research and theory in literacy studies and include research perspectives from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, as well as North and South America. The researchers are all concerned to take the work of the New Literacy Studies further by expanding on its conceptual resources and research sites. 
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 2]  2008.  vii, 218 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Renewing literacy studies
Mastin Prinsloo and Mike Baynham
Part I. Literacy and power
1. Globalised literacy education: Intercultural trade in textual and cultural practice
Peter Freebody and Jill Freiberg
2. To seem and to feel: Engaging cultural artefacts to "do" literacy
Lesley Bartlett
3. Being a new capitalist mother
Kathy Pitt
Part II. Local and global: Taking hold of literacy
4. Habitus in children's multimodal text-making: A discussion
Kate Pahl
5. Fateful literacy: New meanings, old ideologies, and some unexpected consequences of Nepali love letter writing
Laura M. Ahearn
6. Children's games as local semiotic play: An ethnographic account
Mastin Prinsloo
Part III. Research tools: Conceptual resources for literacy study
7. Learning in semiotic domains: A social and situated account
James Paul Gee
8. Assembling "Skills for Life": Actor-network theory and the New Literacy Studies
Julia Clarke
Part IV. Literacy practices in time and space
9. Elite or powerful literacies? Constructions of literacy in the novels of Charles Dickens and Mrs Gaskell
Mike Baynham
10. Beyond "here's a culture, here's a literacy": Vision in Amerindian literacies
Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza
“This collection is a reminder that while educational policy founders between the macro and the micro, the global and the local – the futures of literacy are being made and remade by the likes of UK migrant children negotiating new identities, by Nepalese women reading and writing their lives for the first time, by middle class kids playing videogames, and in the street talk and artistry of children in the townships of South Africa.”
“This timely collection of New Literacy Studies scholarship reflects the continuing generativity of the social literacies framework to tackle questions about texts and meaning-making in the globalised, multimodal and multilingual contexts of the 21st century.”
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BIC Subject: CFC – Literacy
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007051558 | Marc record