Friday, January 04, 2019

Re-theorizing #Literacy Practices

An interesting book published right at the end of 2018: Bloome, D., Castanheira, M.L., Leung, C., & Rowsell, J. (Eds). (2018). Re-theorizing Literacy Practices: Complex Social and Cultural Contexts. Routledge. information here (or rather interesting-looking book: unfortunately, like all academic looks, it is not cheap, so I'm not sure yet whether I'll buy it and the library doesn't have it yet).
It focuses on literacy as a social practice: for me this connects, or should connect, with the work which looks at information literacy as a social practice (but I don't think the authors make that connection). The book is a tribute to the work of Brian V. Street, author of, for example, Social Literacies: Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education (1995, Routledge) (information here).
Photo by Sheila Webber: Canary Wharf from the O2, December 2018

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