Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and writing and the multiple character of literacy practices.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Literacy, Politics and Social Change
1 Putting Literacies on the Political Agenda
2 Literacy and Social Change: The Significance of Social Context in the Development of Literacy Programmes
Section 2: The Ethnography of Literacy
3. The Uses of Literacy and Anthropology in Iran
4. Orality and Literacy as Ideological Constructions: Some Problems in Cross-cultural Studies
Section 3. Literacy in Education
5. The Schooling of Literacy
6. The Implications of the New Literacy Studies for Pedagogy
Section 4: Towards a Critical Framework
7. A critical Look at Walter Ong and the `Great Divide'
8. Literacy Practices and Literacy Myths