LINGUIST List 23.3150

Mon Jul 23 2012

Books: Literacy and the Politics of Representation: Hamilton

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Subject: Literacy and the Politics of Representation: Hamilton
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Title: Literacy and the Politics of Representation Series Title: Literacies Published: 2012 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Mary Hamilton Hardback: ISBN: 9780415686150 Pages: 178 Price: U.K. £ 95.00 Comment: Now Available
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415686150 Pages: 178 Price: U.S. $ 150.00 Comment: Forthcoming September 2012
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415686167 Pages: 178 Price: U.K. £ 26.99 Comment: Now Available
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415686167 Pages: 178 Price: U.S. $ 43.95 Comment: Forthcoming September 2012

Literacy is a key indicator for comparing individuals and nations in contemporary society. It is central to public debates about the nature of the public sphere, economic markets, citizenship and self-governance.

"Literacy and the Politics of Representation" aims to uncover the constructed nature of public understandings of literacy by examining detailed examples of how literacy is represented in a range of public contexts. It looks at the ways in which knowledge about literacy is created and distributed, the location and relative power of the knowledge-makers, and examines the different semiotic resources used in such representations: images and metaphors, numerical and statistical models, and textual narratives and how they are related to one another.

The book focuses on the UK from 1970 to the present, but includes a range of international comparisons and examples. In addition, exemplar chapters offer a model of analysis that can be used to deconstruct the representations of social policy issues.

This book is vital reading for postgraduate students in the areas of education studies, literacy, discourse analysis and multimodality.

Now Available in the UK. Forthcoming September 2012 in the US

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             General Linguistics                             Literacy                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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