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

Literacy and Literacies offers a unique, comprehensive survey of both classical and current (mainly anthropological) literature in the field of literacy studies, combined with in-depth critical discussion of particular cases. It explores questions of power, cultural form, and historical process as they are raised by and developed in studies of literacy, and draws on…  See more details below

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Literacy and Literacies offers a unique, comprehensive survey of both classical and current (mainly anthropological) literature in the field of literacy studies, combined with in-depth critical discussion of particular cases. It explores questions of power, cultural form, and historical process as they are raised by and developed in studies of literacy, and draws on the history of literacy, critical education studies, and the anthropology of literacy, to develop a new synthesis.

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
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: texts, power, and identity1
2The literacy thesis: vexed questions of rationality, development, and self9
3Situated approaches to the literacy debate34
4Literacies and power in modern nation states: Euro-American lessons67
5Literacies and identity formation: American cases99
6Literacy, power, and identity: colonial legacies and indigenous transformations121
7Conclusion: literacy lessons - beginnings, ends, and implications155
Notes177
References187
Index208

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