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Grassroots literacy : writing, identity and voice in central Africa

Author: Jan Blommaert
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Literacies, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ease with which people and messages flow around world poses significant questions with regards to literacy and its mobility and inequality in the age of globalization. This book considers how 'grassroots' literacy in the Third World develops outside the literacy-saturated environments of the developed world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Blommaert
ISBN: 9780415426312 0415426316 9780415426305 0415426308 9780203895481 0203895487
OCLC Number: 182779325
Description: xvi, 219 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Grassroots literacy and literacy regimes --
2. Three lives for Mrs Arens --
3. Genres and repertoires --
4. Writing, remembering and being --
5. Tshibumba: Artist, painter, historian --
6. The aesthetics of grassroots literacy --
7. Sources as resources --
8. The grassroots historian¿s craft --
9. Reflections.
Series Title: Literacies, 7.
Responsibility: Jan Blommaert.
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