Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity

Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity

by James Collins, Richard Blot, Collins James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521593565

ISBN-13: 9780521593564

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. James Collins and Richard Blot present a critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and ethnic

Overview

Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. James Collins and Richard Blot present a critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and ethnic identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521593564
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series, #22
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Foreword Brian V. Street; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: texts, power and identity; 2. The literacy thesis: vexed questions of rationality, development and self; 3. Situated approaches to the literacy debate; 4. Literacies and power in modern nation states: Euro-American lessons; 5. Literacies and identity formation: American cases; 6. Literacy, power and identity: colonial legacies and indigenous transformations; 7. Conclusion: literacy lessons - beginnings, ends and implications; Notes; References; Index.

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