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  1. New Literacies around the Globe

    Policy and Pedagogy

    Edited by Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant, Jennifer Rowsell

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy focused on the skills and classroom routines associated with print, bolstered by regimes of...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Romani Writing

    Literacy, Literature and Identity Politics

    By Paola Toninato

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    The Roma (commonly known as "Gypsies") have largely been depicted in writings and in popular culture as an illiterate group. However, as Romani Writing shows, the Roma have a deep understanding of literacy and its implications, and use writing for a range of different purposes. While some Romani...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Literacy and Globalization

    Reading and Writing in Times of Social and Cultural Change

    By Uta Papen

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    Using literacy practices in the newly independent post-apartheid Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of globalisation, this broad case study looks at issues surrounding tourism, state control and the new forces of consumerism. By placing literacy at the centre of an investigation...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy

    By Bronwyn Williams, Amy Zenger

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    Movies are filled with scenes of people of all ages, sexes, races, and social classes reading and writing in widely varied contexts and purposes. Yet these scenes go largely unnoticed, despite the fact that these images recreate and reinforce pervasive concepts and perceptions of literacy. This...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Women, Literacy and Development

    Edited by Anna Robinson-Pant

    Series: Routledge Research in Literacy

    Women's literacy is often assumed to be the key to promoting better health, family planning and nutrition in the developing world. This has dominated much development research and has led to women's literacy being promoted by governments and aid agencies as the key to improving the lives of poor...

    Published August 11th 2004 by Routledge

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