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Situated Literacies : Theorising Reading and Writing in Context - David Barton

Situated Literacies

Theorising Reading and Writing in Context

By: David Barton (Editor), Roz Ivanic (Editor), Mary Hamilton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st October 1999
ISBN: 9780415206716
Number Of Pages: 240

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Situated Literacies is a rich and varied collection of key writings from leading international scholars in the field of literacy. Each contribution, written in a clear, accessible style, makes the link between literacies in specific contexts and broader social practices.
Detailed ethnographic studies of a wide variety of specific situations, all involving real texts and lived practices, are balanced with general claims about the nature of literacy. Contributors address a coherent set of issues:
* the visual and material aspects of literacy
* concepts of time and space in relation to literacy
* the functions of literacies in shaping and sustaining identities in communities of practice
* the relationship between texts and the practices associated with their use
the role of discourse analysis on literacy studies
These studies, along with a foreword by Denny Taylor, make a timely and important contribution to literacy theory and suggest directions for the further development of the field. Situated Literacies is essential reading for anyone involved in literary education.

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"It addresses what is in my view the single-most important issue facing literacy education today." -Colin Lankshear, "QUT, Australia

ISBN: 9780415206716
ISBN-10: 0415206715
Series: Literacies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1