Routledge Research in Literacy

Series Editor: David Barton

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-28
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  • 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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  • 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

    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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