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1st Edition

The Handbook of Critical Literacies

ISBN 9780367902599
Published September 8, 2021 by Routledge
522 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Handbook of Critical Literacies aims to answer the timely question: what are the social responsibilities of critical literacy academics, researchers, and teachers in today’s world? Critical literacies are classically understood as ways to interrogate texts and contexts to address injustices and they are an essential literacy practice. Organized into thematic and regional sections, this handbook provides substantive definitions of critical literacies across fields and geographies, surveys of critical literacy work in over 23 countries and regions, and overviews of research, practice, and conceptual connections to established and emerging theoretical frameworks. The chapters on global critical literacy practices include research on language acquisition, the teaching of literature and English language arts, Youth Participatory Action Research, environmental justice movements, and more.

This pivotal handbook enables new and established researchers to position their studies within highly relevant directions in the field and engage, organize, disrupt, and build as we work for more sustainable social and material relations. A groundbreaking text, this handbook is a definitive resource and an essential companion for students, researchers, and scholars in the field.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Handbook

Introduction to Area 1: Critical literacies over time: Antecedents and current configurations

  1. Introduction to the Handbook of Critical Literacies
  2. Critical literacy: Global histories and antecedents
  3. Literacies Under Neoliberalism: Enabling of Ethnonationalism and Transnationalism
  4. The manifestation of critical literacy in English language teaching, bi/multilingualism, and translanguaging
  5. Youth Civic Participation and Activism (Youth Participatory Action Research)
  6. Teachers Enacting Critical Literacy: Critical Literacy Pedagogies in Teacher Education and K-12 Practice
  7. Children’s and Youths’ Embodiments of Critical Literacy
  8. Queer Critical Literacies
  9. Critical Literacy and Writing Pedagogy
  10. Critical media production
  11. Introduction to Area 2: Across Space: A Global Survey of Critical Literacy Praxis

  12. Critical Literacy Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand
  13. Critical Literacies in Australia
  14. Critical Literacies Made In Brazil
  15. Critical Literacies in Canada: Past, Current, and Future Directions
  16. Critical Literacies in Colombia: Social Transformation and Disruption Ingrained in our Local Realities
  17. Critical Literacy in India: A Case for Critical and Postcritical Education
  18. Critical Literacies in Indonesia
  19. Critical Literacies in Iran: A Tour D’horizon
  20. Critical Literacy in Japan: Reclaiming Subjectivity in the Critical
  21. Critical Literacies in México
  22. Critical Literacy in Puerto Rico: Mapping Trajectories Of Decolonial Reaffirmations And Resistance
  23. Critical Literacy in Russia
  24. A Survey of Critical Literacy Education in Singapore: Challenges and potentialities
  25. Critical Literacies in Post-Apartheid South Africa
  26. Critical Literacies Work in the United Kingdom
  27. Critical Literacy in the United States of America: Provocations for an Anti-Racist Education
  28. Critical Literacy in the Caribbean Isles (English and Dutch-speaking)
  29. Critical Literacy in Hong Kong and Mainland China
  30. Critical Literacy in the Nordic Education Context: Insights from Finland and Norway
  31. Critical Literacies Praxis in Norway and France
  32. Critical Literacies in South Asia
  33. Critical Literacy in Uganda and Congo: The Urgency of Decolonizing Curricula
  34. Introduction to Area 3: Pushing the Boundaries: Critical Literacies in Motion

  35. Critical literacy and contemporary literatures
  36. Critical Arts-Literacies in Classrooms: Moving with Abduction, Imagination, and Emotion across Modalities
  37. Critical literacy out of the comfort zone – Productive textual tantrums
  38. Planetary literacies for the Anthropocene
  39. Critical Literacy, Digital Platforms, and Datafication
  40. Critical Literacy and Dis/ability Studies: Opportunities and Implications
  41. Critical literacy and Abolition
  42. Critical digital literacy
  43. Critical literacy and additional language learning: An expansive view of translanguaging for change-enhancing possibilities
  44. Indigenous youth digital language activism
  45. Critical literacy and English language teaching
  46. Proposing a politics of immediation for literacy studies, or what is possible for literacy studies beyond critical theory’s mediations?
  47. The situational in critical literacy
  48. Supporting critical literacies through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy within youth-led spaces
  49. Critical community literacies in teacher education
  50. Disrupting xenophobia through cosmopolitan critical literacy in education
  51. Border literacies: A critical literacy framework from Nepantla
  52. Conclusion: Critical Literacy and the New World Ahead of Us

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Jessica Zacher Pandya is Professor of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Raúl Alberto Mora is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Pedagogy and Chair of the Literacies in Second Languages Project research lab at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.

Jennifer Helen Alford is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Noah Asher Golden is Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Roberto Santiago de Roock is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences & Technology at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.