Toxic Literacies: Exposing the Injustice of Bureaucratic Texts available in Hardcover
"Official documentation" hides human rights violations in this country. Men, women, and children are incapacitated by legally sanctioned discriminatory practices that occur through the use of bureaucratic texts such as laws, court transcripts, medical reports, insurance policies, and work orders.
Based on a six-year ethnographic study, Toxic Literacies tells the story of:
Bureaucratic texts control the lives of men and women-Cindy, Sam, Laurie, Kathryn, people we pass on the street every day-living on the margins of American society. In Toxic Literacies, Denny Taylor explains how we allow this to happen and makes a compelling case for it to stop.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.22(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Denny Taylor has received international recognition for her research and writing. Her awards include the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association, the Elva Knight Award from the International Reading Association, and the Richard A. Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Her field research is the basis of all her books, including Many Families, Many Literacies: An International Declaration of Principles (Heinemann, 1997) and Toxic Literacies: Exposing the Injustice of Bureaucratic Texts (Heinemann, 1996).
Table of Contents
Who Lives and Who Dies
Death by Paper
"File" Is Life Scrambled