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LINGUIST List 23.4828

Tue Nov 20 2012

Books: Literacy Practices in Transition: Holm, Pitkänen-Huhta (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Nov-2012
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Literacy Practices in Transition: Holm, Pitkänen-Huhta (Eds)
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Title: Literacy Practices in Transition
Subtitle: Perspectives from the Nordic Countries
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
http://www.multilingual-matters.com/


Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698391


Editor: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta
Editor: Lars Holm

Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698407 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698407 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698391 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698391 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 49.95


Abstract:

Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local,
situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the
geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary mobile
societies. The detailed empirical analyses show how these connections affect
individuals, practices and policies; how the global and local meet in
discourses and practices and how people need to (re)negotiate their way in the
complex and messy spaces in which they move. The volume challenges current
trends in the global standardization of language and literacy education.
Instead, it promotes the idea of literacy as a multiple, multilingual,
multimodal and constantly contestable and negotiable phenomenon, which calls
for the development of language and literacy education that is sensitive to
the needs and experiences of the individual actors.





Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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