Global Literacies and World Wide Web: Postmodern Identities

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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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Contributors from around the world describe the literacy practices, authoring, designing, interpreting, and enacting change on the World Wide Web in their particular culture. The collection challenges the vision of global oneness in the computer age by demonstrating the dynamic capacity of new self-defined literacy communities. The CiP data shows the subtitle , which is not found elsewhere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415189415
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Literacies Series
  • Pages: 312
  • 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 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
Index 291
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