Literacy Lives in Transcultural Times
Combining language research with digital, multimodal, and critical literacy, this book uniquely positions issues of transcultural spaces and cosmopolitan identities across an array of contexts. Studies of everyday diasporic practices across places, spaces, and people’s stories provide authentic pictures of people living in and with diversity. Its distinctive contribution is a framework to relate observation and analysis of these flows to language development, communication, and meaning making. Each chapter invites readers to reflect on the dynamism and complexity of spaces and contexts in an age of increasing mobility, political upheaval, economic instabilities, and online/offline landscapes.
Foreword, Acknowledgements, 1. Introduction: Literacy lives in transcultural times, 2. Complicating literacies: Settler ways of being with story(ies) on Wabanaki lands, 3. International struggles over ‘low literacy’ versus the alternative ‘social practices’ approach, 4. Multiliteracies reconsidered: A "pedagogy of multiliteracies" in the context of inquiry-based approaches, 5. Examining the relational space of the self and other in the language-drama classroom: Transcultural multiliteracies, situated practice and the cosmopolitan imagination, 6. Monster High: Converging imaginaries of girlhood in tweens’ digital doll play, 7. Investing in new literacies for a cosmopolitan future, 8. Public engagement and digital authoring: Korean adolescents write for/as action, 9. Artifacts as catalysts for reimagining transcultural literacy pedagogies, 10. Rescripting classed lives and imagining audiences as online cosmopolitan practice, 11. Poststructural and posthuman theories as literacy research methodologies: Tensions and possibilities, 12. Proper distance and the hope of cosmopolitanism in a classroom discussion about race, 13. Towards transculturalism in tackling diversity for literacy teacher education, About the Editors and Contributors, Index