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Social Literacies

Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education, 1st Edition

By Brian V. Street

Routledge

192 pages

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Description

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

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Section 1: Literacy, Politics and Social Change

Introduction

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

5. The Schooling of Literacy

6. The Implications of the New Literacy Studies for Pedagogy

Section 4: Towards a Critical Framework

Introduction

7. A critical Look at Walter Ong and the `Great Divide'

8. Literacy Practices and Literacy Myths

Index

About the Series

Real Language Series

This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationship between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy