The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

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The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies offers a comprehensive view of the field of language and literacy studies. With forty-three chapters reflecting new research from leading scholars in the field, the handbook pushes at the boundaries of existing fields and combines with related fields and disciplines to develop a lens on contemporary scholarship and emergent fields of inquiry. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: * The foundations of literacy studies * Space-focused approaches * Time-focused approaches * Multimodal approaches * Digital approaches * Hermeneutic approaches * Making meaning from the everyday * Co-constructing literacies with communities This is the first handbook of literacy studies to recognise new trends and evolving trajectories together with a focus on radical epistemologies of literacy. The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies is an essential reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and language and more

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  • Hardback | 700 pages
  • 182 x 248 x 42mm | 2,399.96g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables
  • 0415816246
  • 9780415816243
  • 1,371,011

Table of contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction Jennifer Rowsell and Kate Pahl PART I The foundations of literacy studies 1 The social and linguistic turns in studying language and literacy David Bloome and Judith Green 2 The New Literacy Studies James Paul Gee 3 Postcolonial approaches to literacy: understanding the "other" Rahat Naqvi 4 Critical literacy education: a kaleidoscopic view of the field Rebecca Rogers and Katherine O'Daniels 5 Bi/multilingual literacies in literacy studies Angel M. Y. Lin and David C. S. Li PART II Space-focused approaches 6 Socio-spatial approaches to literacy studies: rethinking the social constitution and politics of space Kathy A. Mills and Barbara Comber 7 Ecological approaches to literacy research Sue Nichols 8 Rural literacies: text and content beyond the metropolis Michael Corbett 9 Urban literacies Valerie Kinloch 10 Indigenous literacies in literacy studies Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza 11 Faith literacies Andrey Rosowsky PART III Time-focused approaches 12 Historical inquiry in literacy education: calling on clio Bill Green and Phillip Cormack 13 Postmodernism and literacy studies Lalitha Vasudevan, Kristine Rodriguez Kerr, Tara L. Conley, and Joseph Riina-Ferrie 14 Longitudinal studies and literacy studies Catherine Compton-Lilly 15 Literacy policy and curriculum Jim Cummins PART IV Multimodal approaches 16 Multimodal social semiotics: writing in online contexts Myrrh Domingo, Carey Jewitt and Gunther Kress 17 The semiotic mobility of literacy: four analytical approaches Denise Newfield 18 Remaking meaning across modes in literacy studies Diane Mavers 19 Multimodality and sensory ethnographies Abigail Hackett 20 Cultural affordances of visual mode texts in and of Japanese landscapes and young children's emerging comprehension of semiotic texts Dylan Yamada-Rice 21 Social design literacies: designing action literacies for fast-changing lives Jay Lemke and Caspar van Helden PART V Digital approaches 22 Popular culture, digital worlds and second language learners Alice Chik 23 Videogames and literacies: historical threads and contemporary practices Sandra Schamroth Abrams 24 Virtual spaces in literacy studies Julia Gillen 25 Consumer literacies and virtual world games Rebekah Willett 26 Facebook narratives Julia Davies PART VI Hermeneutic approaches 27 Literary theory and new literacy studies: conversations across fields Richard Steadman-Jones and Kate Pahl 28 Looking good: aesthetics, multimodality and literacy studies Theo van Leeuwen 29 Poetry, metaphor and performance: literacy as a philosophical act Kathleen Gallagher 30 Phenomenology and literacy studies Rachel Heydon and Jennifer Rowsell 31 Hermeneutics of literacy pedagogy Rob Simon and Gerald Campano PART VII Making meaning from the everyday 32 Materialising literacies Kate Pahl and Hugh Escott 33 Moving voices: literacy narratives in a testimonial culture Mary Hamilton 34 (Im)materialising literacies Cathy Burnett 35 English language learners, participatory ethnography and embodied knowing within literacy Burcu Yaman Ntelioglou 36 Making, remaking, and reimagining the everyday: play, creativity, and popular media Karen E. Wohlwend 37 Literacy as worldmaking: multimodality, creativity and cosmopolitanism Amy Stornaiuolo PART VIII Co-constructing literacies with communities 38 Literacy studies and situated methods: exploring the social organization of household activity and family media use Lisa H. Schwartz and Kris D. Gutierrez 39 Oral history as a community literacy project Valerie J. Janesick 40 Participatory methodologies and literacy studies Saskia Stille 41 The affordances and challenges of visual methodologies in literacy studies Maureen Kendrick 42 Literacy with mobiles in print poor communities Sue Muller, Hilary Janks, and James EM Stiles 43 Literacies and research as social change Claudia Mitchell and Casey Burkholdershow more

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"This remarkable volume is a landmark in the development of Literacy Studies. It uncovers a vibrant and wide-ranging field, making clear different strands of research and distinct approaches. The individual chapters provide a firm basis for identifying directions for future research and the book will be an essential reference for years to come." David Barton, Lancaster University, UKshow more

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