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Literacies, Global and Local (AILA Applied Linguistics Series (Aals), Volume 2)

 
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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.


“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.”


Table of contents

Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction: Renewing literacy studies
MastinPrinslooandMikeBaynham
1–13
Part I. Literacy and power: Aligning literacy learners with dominant discourses and practices
15
1. Globalised literacy education: Intercultural trade in textual and cultural practice
PeterFreebodyandJillFreiberg
17–34
2. To seem and to feel: Engaging cultural artefacts to "do" literacy
LesleyBartlett
35–50
3. Being a new capitalist mother
KathyPitt
51–70
Part II. Local and global: Taking hold of literacy
71
4. Habitus in children's multimodal text-making: A discussion
KatePahl
73–91
5. Fateful literacy: New meanings, old ideologies, and some unexpected consequences of Nepali love letter writing
LauraM.Ahearn
93–116
6. Children's games as local semiotic play: An ethnographic account
MastinPrinsloo
117–133
Part III. Research tools: Conceptual resources for literacy study
135
7. Learning in semiotic domains: A social and situated account
JamesPaulGee
137–149
8. Assembling "Skills for Life": Actor-network theory and the New Literacy Studies
JuliaClarke
151–169
Part IV. Literacy practices in time and space
171
9. Elite or powerful literacies? Constructions of literacy in the novels of Charles Dickens and Mrs Gaskell
MikeBaynham
173–192
10. Beyond "here's a culture, here's a literacy": Vision in Amerindian literacies
LynnMarioT.MenezesdeSouza
193–213
Index
215–218


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