Literacies, Global and Local

Mastin Prinsloo | University of Cape Town
Mike Baynham | University of Leeds
ISBN 9789027205186 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027291189 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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. 
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 2] 2008.  vii, 218 pp.
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“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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2011. Language development in higher education: Suggested paradigms and their applications in South Africa. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 29:1  pp. 31 ff. DOI logo
Hobbs, Robert Dean
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Kendrick, Maureen, Walter Chemjor & Margaret Early
2012. ICTs as placed resources in a rural Kenyan secondary school journalism club. Language and Education 26:4  pp. 297 ff. DOI logo
Kendrick, Maureen, Margaret Early & Walter Chemjor
2014. Youth Literacies in Kenya and Canada: Lessons Learned from a Global Learning Network Project. In Everyday Youth Literacies [Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education, 1],  pp. 95 ff. DOI logo
Kjus, Yngvar
2021. The Use of Copyright in Digital Times: A Study of How Artists Exercise Their Rights in Norway. Popular Music and Society 44:3  pp. 241 ff. DOI logo
Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid, Mohsen Shirazizadeh & Houra Pakizehdel
2022. Bridging Language Education and “New Literacy Studies”: Reinvigorating Courses of General English at an Iranian University. Journal of Language, Identity & Education 21:5  pp. 287 ff. DOI logo
Moss, Gemma
2021. Literacies and social practice: sociological perspectives on reading research. Education 3-13 49:1  pp. 41 ff. DOI logo
Norton, Bonny & Kelleen Toohey
2011. Identity, language learning, and social change. Language Teaching 44:4  pp. 412 ff. DOI logo
Norton, Bonny & Carrie-Jane Williams
2012. Digital identities, student investments and eGranary as a placed resource. Language and Education 26:4  pp. 315 ff. DOI logo
Prinsloo, Mastin
2012. Literacy in Community Settings. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
Prinsloo, Mastin & Polo Lemphane
2014. What Counts as the Social in a Social Practices Approach to the Study of Children’s Engagement with Electronic Media, Language and Literacy in a Context of Social Diversity?. In Everyday Youth Literacies [Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education, 1],  pp. 129 ff. DOI logo
Rothoni, Anastasia
2019. Theorising and Understanding Young People’s Everyday Literacies. In Teenagers’ Everyday Literacy Practices in English,  pp. 21 ff. DOI logo
Shaswar, Annika Norlund & Jenny Rosén
2022. Multiple Approaches to Literacies in the Age of Mobility. In Literacies in the Age of Mobility,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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Main BIC Subject

CFC: Literacy

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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