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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 75.00
This book develops a new theory of multi-parameter singular integrals associated with Carnot-Carathéodory balls. Brian Street first details the classical theory of Calderón-Zygmund singular integrals and applications to linear partial differential equations. He then outlines the theory of multi-parameter Carnot-Carathéodory geometry, where the main... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and writing and the multiple character of literacy practices.... more...
- National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) 2012; US$ 33.29
In Adult Literacy and Development: Stories from the Field, Alan Rogers and Brian Street draw upon their extensive experience in adult literacy promotion in many different countries of the developing world and the West, and on the work of many others (both researchers and practitioners) to try to understand what literacy means in different contexts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
Cultural Encounters examines how 'otherness' has been constituted, communicated and transformed in cultural representation. Covering a diverse range of media including film, TV, advertisements, video, photographs, painting, novels, poetry, newspapers and material objects, the contributors, who include Ludmilla Jordanova and Ivan Karp, explore the... more...
- Channel View Publications 2012; US$ 25.00
In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Latin American Literacy and Numeracy Studies (LAL N S) are fairly unknown in other parts of the world. This book charts new directions in LAL N S and explores the relationship between these studies and international perspectives. Calling upon social practice approaches, New Literacy Studies, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and other paradigms,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organisation of social relations and practices. As a method of inquiry it embraces an enormous range of topics, and as a discipline it covers a multitude of fields and themes, as shown in this selection of original writings. As an... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 59.99
Why do some school students struggle at numeracy? Here, the authors tackle this question in an original way, by focusing on numeracy as social practice. They report their findings using ethnographic-style approaches including formal and informal interviews. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00
This book details the findings of a research project investigating the social uses of literacy in a range of contexts in South Africa. This approach treats literacy not simply as a set of technical skills learnt in formal education, but as social practices embedded in specific contexts, discourses and positions. What this means is made clear through... more...