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Local literacies : reading and writing in one community

Author: David Barton; Mary Hamilton
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, ©2012.
Series: Routledge linguistics classics.
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Local Literacies is a unique detailed study of the role of reading and writing in people's everyday lives. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Lancaster, England, the authors analyse how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives. It follows four people in detail examining how they use local media, their participation in public life, the role of literacy in family activities and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barton, David, 1949-
Local literacies.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011037522
(OCoLC)757177281
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Barton; Mary Hamilton
ISBN: 9780203125106 020312510X 9781136448348 1136448349
OCLC Number: 785417197
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge, 1998.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Local Literacies --
Copyright Page --
List of asides --
Foreword by Deborah Brandt --
Introduction: local literacies in a global world --
Literacy studies --
Living in the linguistic landscape --
The changing profile of lancaster --
Vernacular practices in the virtual city --
Local, global and glocal --
New frameworks for enquiry: developments in theory and methodology --
Literacies for learning --
In conclusion --
Part I. --
1. Understanding literacy as social practice --
Introduction --
A social theory of literacy: practices and events --
Studies of community literacy Theorising local social relationsTheories of culture --
The public narrative on literacy --
2. Locating literacies in time and space --
A time and a place: Lancaster, England --
William Stout of Lancaster, 1665-1752 --
The nineteenth century --
History of education --
3. Locating literacies in time and space: (2) Lancaster today --
Lancaster today --
A social profile --
The visual literacy environment --
Contemporary institutions of literacy --
A sense of place --
Springside --
1990. and the 1990s --
4. Ethnography in practice --
Introduction --
The data --
Analysis and writing What can be learned from an ethnographic study of literacy --
Part II. --
5. How they've fared in education: Harry's literacy practices --
Harry's literacy history and literacy life --
Ruling passions --
Educated and uneducated --
Fiction, truth and reality --
6. Getting things done in the community: Shirley's literacy practices --
Shirley's literacy history and literacy life --
Ruling passions: fighting injustice, making changes --
Dyslexia, home and school --
Editing the residents' association newsletter: linking public and private --
7. Living a local life: June's literacy practices --
June's literacy life Living a local lifeUsing media --
8. Leisure and pleasure: Cliff's literacy practices --
Cliff's literacy history and literacy life --
Cliff's ruling passion: leisure and pleasure in life --
Sharing lives and being a committed parent --
Ill-health and depression --
Part III. --
9. Everyday literacies: (1) the range of practices --
Diversity --
Writing in the home --
Everyday reading --
Values, morals and censorship --
Literacy difficulties in daily life --
Books in people's lives --
10. Everyday literacies: (2) the patterning of practices --
The gendering of home practices --
Home numeracy practices Multilingual literacies at home --
11. Home, learning and education --
Borderlands --
Learning in the home --
Literacy, home and school --
Relations with education --
12. The web of literacies in local organisations --
Local groups and organisations --
The Allotment Association --
Literacy in social participation: the annual general meeting --
Literacy in social action: the allotments fight --
The Housing Action Project and the residents' association --
Literacies in groups --
13. Becoming expert: literacy and sense making --
Introduction --
Becoming expert --
Vernacular knowledge --
14. Vernacular literacies
Series Title: Routledge linguistics classics.
Responsibility: David Barton and Mary Hamilton.

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