Routledge Research in Literacy

Series Editors:
  • Uta Papen
    Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Julia Gillen
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK.

This series is the home for high quality monographs and edited collections in Literacy Studies. We publish books by leading-edge researchers engaged in international dialogues on a broad range of topics. Many of our volumes are by leaders in the field of Literacy Studies; others are by relatively new scholars. You are welcome to contact the editors if you would like to discuss your idea prior to submitting a proposal.

Please send ideas/proposals to Uta Papen (u.papen@lancaster.ac.uk), Julia Gillen (j.gillen@lancaster.ac.uk), and Matthew Friberg(matthew.friberg@taylorandfrancis.com).

  • Literacy and Multimodality Across Global Sites book cover

    Literacy and Multimodality Across Global Sites

    By Maureen Kendrick

    Over the past three decades, our conceptualizations of literacy and what it means to be literate have expanded to include recognition that there is a qualitative difference in how we communicate through modalities such as the visual, audio, spatial, and linguistic and that different modes are…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21 
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  • Arts Education and Literacies book cover

    Arts Education and Literacies

    Edited by Amy Petersen Jensen, Roni Jo Draper

    In a struggling global economy, education is focused on core subjects such as language arts and mathematics, and the development of technological and career-readiness skills. Arts education has not been a central focus of education reform movements in the United States, and none of the current…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
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  • The Discourse of Reading Groups: Integrating Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives book cover

    The Discourse of Reading Groups

    Integrating Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives

    By David Peplow, Joan Swann, Paola Trimarco, Sara Whiteley

    Of interest in their own terms as a significant cultural practice, reading groups also provide a window on the everyday interpretation of literary texts. While reading is often considered a solitary process, reading groups constitute a form of social reading, where interpretations are produced and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
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    Routledge Research in Literacy

  • Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives book cover

    Literacy in Practice

    Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives

    Edited by Patrick Thomas, Pamela Takayoshi

    The rise of New Literacy Studies and the shift from studying reading and writing as a technical process to examining situated literacies—what people do with literacy in particular social situations—has focused attention toward understanding the connections between reading and writing practices and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
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  • Assignments as Controversies: Digital Literacy and Writing in Classroom Practice book cover

    Assignments as Controversies

    Digital Literacy and Writing in Classroom Practice

    By Ibrar Bhatt

    Approaching academic assignments as practical controversies, this book offers a novel approach to the study of digital literacy. Through in-depth accounts of assignment writing in college classrooms, Bhatt examines ways of understanding how students engage with digital media in curricular…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10
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  • Romani Writing: Literacy, Literature and Identity Politics book cover

    Romani Writing

    Literacy, Literature and Identity Politics

    By Paola Toninato

    The Roma (commonly known as "Gypsies") have largely been depicted in writings and in popular culture as an illiterate group. However, as Romani Writing shows, the Roma have a deep understanding of literacy and its implications, and use writing for a range of different purposes. While some Romani…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
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  • New Literacies around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy book cover

    New Literacies around the Globe

    Policy and Pedagogy

    Edited by Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant, Jennifer Rowsell

    The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy focused on the skills and classroom routines associated with print, bolstered by regimes of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
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  • Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond book cover

    Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences

    Harry Potter and Beyond

    By Jane Sunderland, Steven Dempster, Joanne Thistlethwaite

    Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
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  • Literacy and Globalization: Reading and Writing in Times of Social and Cultural Change book cover

    Literacy and Globalization

    Reading and Writing in Times of Social and Cultural Change

    By Uta Papen

    Using literacy practices in the newly independent post-apartheid Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of globalisation, this broad case study looks at issues surrounding tourism, state control and the new forces of consumerism. By placing literacy at the centre of an investigation…

    Paperback – 2012-10-22
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    Routledge Research in Literacy

  • Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy book cover

    Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy

    By Bronwyn Williams, Amy Zenger

    Movies are filled with scenes of people of all ages, sexes, races, and social classes reading and writing in widely varied contexts and purposes. Yet these scenes go largely unnoticed, despite the fact that these images recreate and reinforce pervasive concepts and perceptions of literacy. This…

    Paperback – 2012-06-20
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  • Women, Literacy and Development book cover

    Women, Literacy and Development

    Edited by Anna Robinson-Pant

    Women's literacy is often assumed to be the key to promoting better health, family planning and nutrition in the developing world. This has dominated much development research and has led to women's literacy being promoted by governments and aid agencies as the key to improving the lives of poor…

    Hardback – 2004-08-12
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