Literacy and Globalization [NOOK Book]


Examining the kind of texts and literacy practices encountered by local people in townships in Namibia, this book is an ideal entry point into a discussion of issues surrounding social and cultural change through global tourism.
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Literacy and Globalization

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Examining the kind of texts and literacy practices encountered by local people in townships in Namibia, this book is an ideal entry point into a discussion of issues surrounding social and cultural change through global tourism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203016084
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Routledge Research in Literacy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 213
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Uta Papen is Lecturer in Literacy Studies at the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University and a member of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. She is particularly interested in social and cultural aspects of literacy and in cross-cultural research on literacy and literacy education. Her current research examines the role of written texts in health care settings. Publications include Adult literacy as social practice: more than skills (Routledge 2005) and Literacy and development: What works for whom? International Journal for Educational Development (2005).

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Language and Literacy in Namibia 1. Language and Literacy in Namibia 12 Years after the End of Apartheid 2. A Social and Cultural Perspective on Literacy 3. Setting Out to Study Reading and Writing Practices in Namibia Part 2: Reading the Bible and Shopping on Credit 4. 'Everything is in English' 5. Banks, Loans and Invoices: Beureaucratic Literacy Practices 6. Shopping Without Money: Literacies of Consumerism Part 3: Speaking and Writing the Language of Tourists: Literacy and Tourism 7. Visit 'One of the Most Untamed and Beautiful Parts of Wild Africa' 8. Guestbooks, Price Tags and Cash Books 9. Signposts, Flyers and Brochures 10. Mediation, Creativity and Coping with Unfamiliar Structures and New Faces Part 4: Conclusions
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