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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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|List of contributors|
|Introduction: testing the claims||1|
|Pt. I||Literacy, culture, and difference on the Web||19|
|1||Changing economies, changing politics, and the Web: a Hungarian perspective||21|
|2||Xenes glosses: literacy and cultural implications of the Web for Greece||52|
|3||Working the Web in postcolonial Australia||74|
|Pt. II||Literacy, diversity, and identity on the Web||93|
|4||Complicating the tourist gaze: literacy and the Internet as catalysts for articulating a postcolonial Palauan identity||95|
|5||Norwegian accords: shaping peace, education, and gender on the Web||114|
|6||Multiple literacies and multimedia: a comparison of Japanese and American uses of the Internet||133|
|7||Reading sideways, backwards, and across: Scottish and American literacy practices and weaving the Web||154|
|Pt. III||Literacy, conflict, and hybridity on the Web||187|
|8||Web literacies of the already accessed and technically inclined: schooling in Monterrey, Mexico||189|
|9||Cybercuba.com(munist): electronic literacy, resistance, and Postrevolutionary Cuba||217|
|10||"Flippin' the Script"/"Blowin' up the Spot": puttin' Hip-Hop online in (African) America and South Africa||251|
|Conclusion: hybrid and transgressive literacy practices on the Web||277|