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1st Edition

Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures

ISBN 9781138206335
Published August 22, 2017 by Routledge
326 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

At the forefront of current digital literacy studies in education, this handbook uniquely systematizes emerging interdisciplinary themes, new knowledge, and insightful theoretical contributions to the field. Written by well-known scholars from around the world, it closely attends to the digitalization of writing and literacies that is transforming daily life and education. The chapter topics—identified through academic conference networks, rigorous analysis, and database searches of trending themes—are organized thematically in five sections:

  • Digital Futures
  • Digital Diversity
  • Digital Lives
  • Digital Spaces
  • Digital Ethics

This is an essential guide to digital writing and literacies research, with transformational ideas for educational and professional practice. It will enable new and established researchers to position their studies within highly relevant directions in the field and to generate new themes of inquiry.

Table of Contents

Preface Kathy A. Mills


Introduction Digital Diversity, Ideology, and the Politics of a Writing Revolution

Kathy A. Mills & Amy Stornaiuolo

Section I: Digital Futures

Section I Introduction Digital Futures

Kathy A. Mills

Chapter 1 Cosmopolitan Practices, Networks, and Flows of Literacies

Amy Stornaiuolo, Glynda Hull, & Matthew Hall

Chapter 2 Sensory Literacies, the Body, and Digital Media

Kathy A. Mills, Len Unsworth, & Beryl Exley 

Chapter 3 Experiencing Electracy: Digital Writing and the Emerging Communicative Landscapes of Youth Composing Selves

Anna Smith & Jon Wargo

Chapter 4 Fostering Impossible Possibles through Critical Media Literacies

Jessica Zacher Pandya & Noah Asher Golden

Section II: Digital Diversity

Section II Introduction Digital Diversity

Jessica Zacher Pandya

Chapter 5 Digital Divides and Social Inclusion

Mark Warschauer & Tamara Tate

Chapter 6 Beyond the Techno-Missionary Narrative: Digital Literacy and Necropolitics

Elizabeth Losh

Chapter 7 Integrating and Humanizing Knowledgeable Agents of the Digital and Black Feminist Thought in Digital Literacy Research

Tisha Lewis Ellison

Chapter 8 Global Refugee Crisis: Literacy Concerns and Media Coverage

Ariel Loring & Vaidehi Ramanathan

Chapter 9 Race and Racism in Digital Media: What Can Critical Race Theory Contribute to Research on Techno-cultures?

Kathy A. Mills & Amanda Godley

Section III: Digital Lives

Section III Introduction Digital Lives

Anna Smith

Chapter 10 Embodiment and Literacy in a Digital Age: The Case of Handwriting

Christina Haas & Megan McGrath

Chapter 11 Playful Literacies and Practices of Making in Children’s Imaginaries

Karen E. Wohlwend, Beth A. Buchholz, & Carmen Liliana Medina

Chapter 12 Digital Geographies

Ty Hollett, Nathan C. Phillips & Kevin M. Leander

Chapter 13 Youths’ Global Engagement in Digital Writing Ecologies

Donna E. Alvermann & Bradley Robinson

Chapter 14 Literate Identities in Fan-Based Online Affinity Spaces

Jayne C. Lammers, Alecia Marie Magnifico, & Jen Scott Curwood

Section IV: Digital Spaces

Section IV Introduction Digital Spaces

Kathy A. Mills

Chapter 15 Assembling Literacies in Virtual Play

Chris Bailey, Cathy Burnett, & Guy Merchant

Chapter 16 Space, Time, and Production: Games and the New Frontier of Digital Literacies

Antero Garcia

Chapter 17 Digital Metroliteracies: Space, Diversity and Identity

Sender Dovchin & Alastair Pennycook

Chapter 18 Critically Reading Image in Digital Spaces and in Digital Times

Peggy Albers, Vivian M. Vasquez, & Jerome C. Harste

Chapter 19 The Quantified Writer: Data Traces in Education

Anna Smith, Bill Cope, & Mary Kalantzis

Section V: Digital Ethics

Section V Introduction Digital Ethics

Amy Stornaiuolo

Chapter 20 Digital Ethics, Political Economy and the Curriculum: This Changes Everything

Allan Luke, Julian Sefton-Green, Phil Graham, Douglas Kellner, & James Ladwig

Chapter 21 Digital Youth and Educational Justice

Lalitha Vasudevan, Kristine Rodriguez Kerr, & Cristina Salazar Gallardo

Chapter 22 Composing as Culturing: An American Indian Approach to Digital Ethics

Kristin L. Arola

Chapter 23 Aesthetics and Text in the Digital Age

Theo van Leeuwen

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Kathy A. Mills is a Professor of Literacies and Digital Cultures at Learning Sciences Institute Australia at Australian Catholic University, Australia.

Amy Stornaiuolo is an Assistant Professor in the Reading, Writing, and Literacy program of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. 

Anna Smith is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Illinois State University, USA. 

Jessica Zacher Pandya is the Chair of Liberal Studies and Professor of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach, USA.