ISBN-10:
0415691745
ISBN-13:
2900415691740
Pub. Date:
04/12/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community / Edition 1

Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community / Edition 1

by David Barton
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Overview

Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day to day lives. This exploration provides a description of

literacy at one point in time, and also reveals the nature and significance of communication to people, households and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415691740
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Series: Routledge Linguistics Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy and Director of the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK. He is series editor of the Literacies series (Routledge) and author and co-editor of numerous titles including Literacy, Lives and Learning (2007, Routledge).

Mary Hamilton is Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy and Associate Director of the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author of Literacy and the Politics of Representation (forthcoming, Routledge).

Table of Contents

Foreword by David Bloome. Preface. Part I 1. Understanding Literacy as Social Practice 2. Locating Literacies in Time and Space: (1) A history of literacy in Lancaster 3. Locating Literacies in Time and Space: (2) Lancaster Today 4. Ethnography in Practice Part II 5. How They Have Fared in Education: Harry’s Literacy Practices 6. Getting Things Done in the Community: Shirley’s Literacy Practices 7. Living a Local Life: June’s Literacy Practices 8. Leisure and Pleasure: Cliff’s Literacy Practices Part III 9. Everyday Literacies: (1) The Range of Practices 10. Everyday Literacies: (2)the Patterning of Practices 11. Home, Learning and Education 12. The Web of Literacies in Local Organisations 13. Becoming Expert: Literacy and Sense-making 14. Vernacular Literacies 15. Afterword

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