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Series Editor: David Barton

This series is being developed in response to the burgeoning research and scholarship in the field of literacy studies, and its increasingly interdisciplinary nature.

The aim of Literacies is to publish books on reading and writing which consider literacy as a social practice and which situate reading and writing within their broader institutional contexts.

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11-17 of 17 results in Literacies
  1. Silicon Literacies

    Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age

    Edited by Ilana Snyder

    Series: Literacies

    Electronic communication is radically altering literacy practices. Silicon Literacies unravels the key features of the new communication order to explore the social, cultural and educational impact of silicon literacy practices.Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines,...

    Published March 28th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Student Writing

    Access, Regulation, Desire

    By Theresa M. Lillis

    Series: Literacies

    Student Writing presents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which...

    Published April 26th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Literacy and Development

    Ethnographic Perspectives

    By Brian V. Street

    Series: Literacies

    Literacy and Development is a collection of case studies of literacy projects around the world.The contributors present their in-depth studies of everyday uses and meanings of literacy and of the literacy programmes that have been developed to enhance them. Arguing that ethnographic research can...

    Published January 18th 2001 by Routledge

  4. City Literacies

    Learning to Read Across Generations and Cultures

    By Eve Gregory, Ann Williams

    Series: Literacies

    City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in two contrasting areas of London at the end of the 20th century: Spitalfields and the City. This contrast outwardly symbolizes the huge difference between poverty and wealth existing in Britain at this...

    Published July 27th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Multiliteracies: Lit Learning

    Edited by Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis

    Series: Literacies

    Multiliteracies considers the future of literacy teaching in the context of the rapidly changing English language. Questions are raised about what constitutes appropriate literacy teaching in today's world: a world that is both a global village yet one which local diversity is increasingly...

    Published November 18th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Situated Literacies

    Theorising Reading and Writing in Context

    Edited by David Barton, Mary Hamilton, Roz Ivanic

    Series: Literacies

    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...

    Published October 21st 1999 by Routledge

  7. Global Literacies and the World Wide Web

    Edited by Gail E. Hawisher, Cynthia L. Selfe

    Series: Literacies

    The World Wide Web is transforming the way that information is distributed, received and acted upon.Global Literacies and the World Wide Web provides a critical examination of the new on line literacy practices and values, and how these are determined by national, cultural and educational contexts....

    Published October 21st 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Literacy in the Age of Online Curation
    By Ilana Snyder
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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