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Tue Mar 4 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Collins, Blot

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Message 1: Literacy and Literacies: Collins, Blot

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:50:39 +0000
From: jreid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Literacy and Literacies: Collins, Blot


Title: Literacy and Literacies
Subtitle: Texts, Power, and Identity
Series Title: Studies in Social and Cultural Foundations of Language
			
Publication Year: 2003
			
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 
 http://www.cup.org		 
			
Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/linguistics
			
 
Author: James Collins, State University of New York, Albany, N.Y. 
Author: Richard K. Blot, City University of New York, New York, N.Y. 
				

Hardback: ISBN: 0521593565, Pages: 220, Price: $60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521596610, Pages: 220, Price: $22.00
 
			
Abstract:

Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the
domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state
formation, educational systems and official versus popular
literacies. James Collins and Richard Blot present a critical
discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in
the formation of class, gender, and ethnic identity.

Contents:

1. Introduction: Texts, Power and Identity; 2. The Literary Thesis:
Vexed Questions of Rationality, Development, and Self; 3. Situated
Approaches to the Literacy Debate; 4. Literacies and Power in Modern
Nation States: Euro-American Lessons; 5. Literacies and Identity
Formation: American Cases; 6. Literacy, Power and Identity: Colonial
Legacies and Indigenous Transformations; 7. Conclusion: Literacy
Lessons: Beginnings, Ends, and Implications.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistic

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

			
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