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.
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