1st Edition

Literacy and Mobility Complexity, Uncertainty, and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College

By Brice Nordquist Copyright 2017
    184 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Pushing forward research on emerging literacies and theoretical orientations, this book follows students from different tracks of high school English in a "failing" U.S. public school through their first two years in universities, colleges, and jobs. Analytical and methodological tools from new literacy and mobility studies are employed to investigate relations among patterns of movement and literacy practices across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures, and national borders. By following research participants’ trajectories in and across scenes of literacy in school, college, home, online, in transit, and elsewhere, the work illustrates how students help constitute and connect one scene of literacy with others in their daily lives; how their mobile literacies produce, maintain, and disrupt social relations and identities with respect to race, gender, class, language, and nationality; and how they draw upon multiple literacies and linguistic resources to accommodate, resist, and transform dominant discourses.



    Chapter 1: Literacy in Place and Motion

    Chapter 2: Methodology for Mobile Literacy

    Chapter 3: School Systems of (Im)mobility

    Chapter 4: Mobile Collaborations

    Chapter 5: Pedagogy for the Present

    Appendix A: Overview of Student Participants

    Appendix B: Nadif’s Literary Analysis (Argument) for AP English

    Appendix C: Scan of Sections of "From the Hood to the Halls: Urban Fiction Meets Hip Hop Literacies Survival Guide"

    Appendix D: Katherine’s Autobiography for Dual Enrollment English

    Appendix E: Transit Authority of the River City, Route 29

    Appendix F: Nadif’s Proposal Essay for ENG 102, College Composition

    Appendix G: Regular English Education Sketches

    Appendix H: Nadif’s Research Essay for ENG 102, College Composition

    Appendix I: Part Two of James’s Review of Nadif’s "An Appeal to the People Essay"



    Brice Nordquist is Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University, USA.