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Literacy and Education

1st Edition

By James Paul Gee


148 pages

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Paperback: 9781138826045
pub: 2014-12-15
Hardback: 9781138826021
pub: 2014-12-22

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Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy—starting in the early 1980s—came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view of literacy melded with a social view of the mind and speaks to learning in and out of school in new and powerful ways. Gee concludes by showing how the very idea of "literacy" has broadened into new literacies with words, signs, and deeds in contexts enhanced, augmented, and transformed by new technologies.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Introduction


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Literacy

Chapter 3: The Social Mind

Chapter 4: Digital Media



About the Author

James Paul Gee is Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University, USA. He is author of a number of books, including An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, fourth edition, Language and Learning in the Digital Ageand is co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis.

About the Series

Routledge Key Ideas in Education

Much more than introductions alone, the short, virtuosic Routledge Key Ideas in Education series volumes look to shape ongoing discussions in the field of education by putting the field’s contemporary luminaries in dialogue with its foundational figures and critical topics. From new students to senior scholars, these volumes will spark the imaginations of a range of readers thinking through key ideas and education.

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