A collection of insights into what a democratic vision of literacy looks like in practice. Building on the work of teacher and literacy scholar Jay Robinson, these essays explore the vital relationships between literacy and society. Essays take readers into high school and college classrooms, as well as other community settings, to investigate different literacies in practice for students and teachers alike. An essay by Robinson frames the collection and offers a lively introduction to his work and its key terms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.