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Literacy and literacies : texts, power, and identity

Author: James Collins; Richard K Blot
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language, no. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. The authors present a critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender and ethnic identity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Collins; Richard K Blot
ISBN: 0521593565 9780521593564 0521596610 9780521596619 0511486669 9780511486661
OCLC Number: 50422954
Description: xx, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: texts, power and identity --
The literary thesis: vexed questions of rationality, development, and self --
Situated approaches to the literacy debate --
Literacies and power in modern nation states: EuroAmerican lessons --
Literacies and identity formation: American cases --
Literacy, power and identity: colonial legacies and indigenous transformations --
Conclusion: Literacy lessons: beginnings, ends, and implications.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language, no. 22.
Responsibility: James Collins, Richard Blot.
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