The Future of Literacy Studies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book brings together authors actively involved in shaping the field of literacy studies, presenting a robust approach to the theoretical and empirical work which is currently pushing the boundaries of literacy research and also pointing to future directions for literacy research.

Author Biography

MIKE BAYNHAM is Professor of TESOL at the University of Leeds, UK, and director of the Centre for Language Education Research. He is co-coordinator of the AILA Research Network on Language and Migration. He researches and publishes on literacy, language and migration and issues of teaching and learning in Adult ESOL. 

MASTIN PRINSLOO is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, working in Applied Language and Literacy Studies. His publications include The Social Uses of Literacy (co-edited with Mignonne Breier) and Literacies, Global and Local (co-edited with Mike Baynham).

Table of Contents

series prefacep. ix
acknowledgementsp. xi
notes on contributorsp. xii
introduction: the future of literacy studiesp. 1
the future of 'social literacies'p. 21
understanding textual practices in a changing worldp. 38
writing over reading: new directions in mass literacyp. 54
literacy practices, text/s and meaning making across time and spacep. 75
bringing literacy studies into research on learning across the curriculump. 100
digital literacy studies: progress and prospectsp. 123
shuffling towards the future: the enduring dominance of book culture in literacy educationp. 141
transnational literacies: examining global flows through the lens of social practicep. 160
texting the future: work, literacies, and economiesp. 181
literacy, media, and morality: making the case for an aesthetic turnp. 199
indexp. 229
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