Global Literacies and World Wide Web: Postmodern Identities

Global Literacies and World Wide Web: Postmodern Identities

by Gail E. Hawisher
     
 

The World Wide Web is transforming the way that information is distributed, received and acted upon.
Global Literacies and the World Wide Web provides a critical examination of the new on line literacy practices and values, and how these are determined by national, cultural and educational contexts. Gail Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe have brought together

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Overview

The World Wide Web is transforming the way that information is distributed, received and acted upon.
Global Literacies and the World Wide Web provides a critical examination of the new on line literacy practices and values, and how these are determined by national, cultural and educational contexts. Gail Hawisher and Cynthia L. Selfe have brought together scholars from around the world, including: Mexico, Hungary, Australia, Palau, Cuba, Scotland, Greece, Japan, Africa and the United States. Each represents and examines on line literacy practices in their specific culture.
Global Literacies and the World Wide Web resists a romanticised and inaccurate vision of global oneness. Instead, this book celebrates the dynamic capacity of these new self defined literacy communities to challenge the global village myth with robust, hybrid redefintions of identity that honour ethnic, cultural, economic, historical, and ideological differences. This is a lively and original challenge to conventional notions of the relationship between literacy and technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189415
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Literacies Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates, figures and tables
List of contributors
Introduction: testing the claims1
Pt. ILiteracy, culture, and difference on the Web19
1Changing economies, changing politics, and the Web: a Hungarian perspective21
2Xenes glosses: literacy and cultural implications of the Web for Greece52
3Working the Web in postcolonial Australia74
Pt. IILiteracy, diversity, and identity on the Web93
4Complicating the tourist gaze: literacy and the Internet as catalysts for articulating a postcolonial Palauan identity95
5Norwegian accords: shaping peace, education, and gender on the Web114
6Multiple literacies and multimedia: a comparison of Japanese and American uses of the Internet133
7Reading sideways, backwards, and across: Scottish and American literacy practices and weaving the Web154
Pt. IIILiteracy, conflict, and hybridity on the Web187
8Web literacies of the already accessed and technically inclined: schooling in Monterrey, Mexico189
9Cybercuba.com(munist): electronic literacy, resistance, and Postrevolutionary Cuba217
10"Flippin' the Script"/"Blowin' up the Spot": puttin' Hip-Hop online in (African) America and South Africa251
Conclusion: hybrid and transgressive literacy practices on the Web277
Index291

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