LINGUIST List 15.1441

Thu May 6 2004

Books: Discourse Analysis: Rogers

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  1. Susan.Barker, A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Rogers

Message 1: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Rogers

Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 10:14:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: Susan.Barker <Susan.Barkererlbaum.com>
Subject: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Rogers


Title: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices
Subtitle: Power In and Out of Print
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 
		http://www.erlbaum.com/
			
Author: Rebecca Rogers, Washington University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0805842268, Pages: 232, Price: U.S. $: 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805847847, Pages: 232, Price: U.S. $: 24.50


Abstract:
			
In this groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary book, Rebecca Rogers
explores the complexity of family literacy practices through an
in-depth case study of one family, the attendant issues of power and
identity, and contemporary social debates about the connections
between literacy and society. The study focuses on June Treader and
her daughter Vicky, urban African Americans labeled as "low income"
and "low literate." Using participant-observation, ethnographic
interviewing, photography, document collection, and discourse
analysis, Rogers describes and explains the complexities of identity,
power, and discursive practices that June and Vicky engage with in
their daily life as they proficiently, critically, and strategically
negotiate language and literacy in their home and community. She
explores why, despite their proficiencies, neither June or Vicky sees
themselves as literate, and how this and other contradictions prevent
them from transforming their literate capital into social profit. This
study contributes in multiple ways to extending both theoretically and
empirically existing research on literacy, identity, and power:

* Critical discourse analysis. The analytic technique of critical
discourse analysis is brought into the area of family literacy. The
detailed explanation, interpretation, and demonstration of critical
discourse analysis will be extremely helpful for novices learning to
use this technique. This is a timely book, for there are few
ethnographic studies exploring the usefulness and limits of critical
discourse analysis.

* Combines critical discourse analysis and ethnography. This new
synthesis, which is thoroughly illustrated, offers an explanatory
framework for the stronghold of institutional discursive power. Using
critical discourse analysis as a methodological tool in order to build
critical language awareness in classrooms and schools, educators
working toward a critical social democracy may be better armed to
recognize sources of inequity.

* Researcher reflexivity. Unlike most critical discourse analyses,
throughout the book the researcher and analyst is clearly visible and
complicated into the role of power and language. This practice allows
clearer analysis of the ethical, moral, and theoretical implications
in conducting ethnographic research concerned with issues of power.

* A critical perspective on family literacy. Many discussions of
family literacy do not acknowledge the raced, classed, and gendered
nature of interacting with texts that constitutes a family's literacy
practices. This book makes clear how the power relationships that are
acquired as children and adults interact with literacy in the many
domains of a family's literacy lives.

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Power In
and Out of Print will interest researchers and practitioners in the
fields of qualitative methodology, discourse analysis, critical
discourse studies, literacy education, and adult literacy, and is
highly relevant as a text for courses in these areas.


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics 
		Discourse Analysis
		Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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