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LINGUIST List 17.1225

Sun Apr 23 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Tusting, Barton (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Beyond Communities of Practice: Tusting, Barton (Ed)

Message 1: Beyond Communities of Practice: Tusting, Barton (Ed)
Date: 23-Apr-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Beyond Communities of Practice: Tusting, Barton (Ed)

Title: Beyond Communities of Practice
Subtitle: Language, Power and Social Context
Series Title: Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive & Computational Perspectives
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521544920

Author: Karin Tusting, Lancaster University
Editor: David Barton, Lancaster University
Hardback: ISBN: 0521836433 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521544920 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 24.99

The concept of "communities of practice" (Lave and Wenger 1991, Wenger
1998) has become influential in education, management, and social sciences
in recent years. This volume emphasizes the significance of language,
power, and social context in understanding how communities of practice
work. Domains of empirical research reported include schools, police
stations, adult basic education, higher education and multilingual
settings. The relationship between communities of practice and literacy
studies, critical language studies, the ethnography of communication,
socio-cultural activity theory, and sociological theories of risk is also

1. Literacy, reification, and the dynamics of social interaction David
Barton and Mary Hamilton;
2. Language and power in communities of practice Karin Tusting;
3. Mediating allegations of racism in a multiethnic London school: what
speech communities and communities of practice can tell us about discourse
and power Angela Creese;
4. 'I've picked some up from a colleague': language, sharing, and
communities of practice in an institutional setting Frances Rock;
5. The person in the doing: negotiating the experience of self Maria Clara
6. Communities of practice and learning communities: do bilingual co-
workers learn in community? Deirdre Martin;
7. Moving beyond communities of practice in adult basic education Steven
Robert Harris and Nicola Shelswell;
8. Communities of practice in higher education: useful heuristic or
educational model? Mary Lea;
9. Communities of practice, risk, and Sellafield Greg Myers;
10. Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: from 'the age of
mythology' to today's schools James Paul Gee.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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