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The Future of Literacy Studies

The Future of Literacy Studies by Mike Baynham
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The Future of Literacy Studies brings together authors who are actively involved in shaping the field of literacy studies and pushing the boundaries of literacy research and also points to future directions for literacy research. Literacy Studies has broadened out from an original focus on a narrow range of topics such as language teaching and learning, to examine the roles that literacy texts and practices play in social activity of various kinds. Drawing on linguistic ethnography, discourse analysis and sociocultural theory, this book presents a theoretical and methodological repertoire for investigating the literacies produced in new contexts of multi-media diversity, multilingualism and social complexity, in educational, work and other social settings. Theoretically, the shift is from literacy situated in given places and times towards a conceptualization of dynamic transcontextual flows, from print to multimodal and digital literacies.
Contributors: David Barton, Mike Baynham, Deborah Brandt, Lesley Farrell, Glynda A. Hull, Roz Ivani?, Catherine Kell, Mark Evan Nelson, Mastin Prinsloo, Ilana Snyder, Brian Street, Doris Warriner, Mark Warschauer
Palgrave Macmillan; November 2009
251 pages; ISBN 9780230245693
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Title: The Future of Literacy Studies
Author: Mike Baynham; Mastin Prinsloo