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About the Series

This series showcases innovative research and scholarship in the field of Literacy Studies.

Literacy practices are changing rapidly in contemporary society in response to broad social, economic and technological changes: in education, the workplace, the media and in everyday life. The Literacies series reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research into reading and writing. The series aims to publish studies which consider literacy as a social practice. Work in this field has been developed and drawn together to provide books that are accessible, interdisciplinary and international in scope, covering a wide range of social and institutional contexts.  

15 Series Titles

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Literacy and Development Ethnographic Perspectives

Literacy and Development: Ethnographic Perspectives

1st Edition

By Brian V. Street
February 22, 2001

Literacy and Development is a collection of case studies of literacy projects around the world.The contributors present their in-depth studies of everyday uses and meanings of literacy and of the literacy programmes that have been developed to enhance them. Arguing that ethnographic research can ...

City Literacies Learning to Read Across Generations and Cultures

City Literacies: Learning to Read Across Generations and Cultures

1st Edition

By Eve Gregory, Ann Williams
September 27, 2000

City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in two contrasting areas of London at the end of the 20th century: Spitalfields and the City. This contrast outwardly symbolizes the huge difference between poverty and wealth existing in Britain at this ...

Student Writing Access, Regulation, Desire

Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire

1st Edition

By Theresa M. Lillis
May 29, 2001

Student Writing presents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which...

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