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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99
James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition, new games like... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95
Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy?starting in the early 1980s?came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95
This fully-updated new edition engages with topics such as orality and literacy, the history of literacy, the uses and abuses of literacy in that history, the analysis of language as cultural communication, and social theories of mind and meaning, among many other topics. It represents the most current statement of a widely discussed and used theory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers? In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language, literacy and learning, putting forward an integrated theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries, and applying... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 27.00
This volume looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. Gee is interested in the cognitive development that can occur when someone is trying to escape a maze, find hidden treasure and, even, blasting away an enemy with a high-powered rifle. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
In its first edition, Social Linguistics and Literacies was a major contribution to the emerging interdisciplinary field of sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, and was one of the founding texts of the ?New Literacy Studies?. This book serves as a classic introduction to the study of language, learning and literacy in their social,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99
One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today?s digital and social media Today?s schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students? horizons. Education innovator James Paul Gee first documented the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
This bestselling textbook is the ideal companion to An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method , by leading author, James Paul Gee. Using a practical how-to approach, Gee provides the tools necessary to work with discourse analysis, with engaging step-by-step tasks featured throughout the book. Each tool is clearly explained, along... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and presents James Paul Gee?s unique integrated approach which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Discourse Analysis is becoming increasingly "multimodal", concerned primarily with the interplay of language, image and sound. Video Games allow humans to create, live in and have conversations with new multimodal worlds. In this ground-breaking new textbook, best-selling author and experienced gamer, James Paul Gee, sets out a new theory and... more...