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Author Collins, James

Title Literacy and literacies : texts, power, and identity
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language ; v.22
Studies in the social and cultural foundations of language
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- FIGURES -- FOREWORD -- References -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Publishers' permissions -- Note -- 1 INTRODUCTION: TEXTS, POWER, AND IDENTITY -- Puzzles and pluralities of literacy -- Plan of the book -- 2 THE LITERACY THESIS: VEXED QUESTIONS OF RATIONALITY, DEVELOPMENT, AND SELF -- Introduction -- The origins of writing, the ideal of transcribing: a Native American case -- The literacy thesis -- Literacy, rationality, and social development -- Literacy and cognitive development -- A practice alternative to the literacy thesis -- Conclusion: intimations of textuality and power -- 3 SITUATED APPROACHES TO THE LITERACY DEBATE -- Introduction -- Heath -- Finnegan -- Street -- Influences of situated approaches -- Conclusion: implications of situated approaches -- 4 LITERACIES AND POWER IN MODERN NATION STATES: EURO-AMERICAN LESSONS -- Introduction -- The interplay of text and talk in early modern Europe -- Interlude: practice theory and modernity -- Literacy, nationalism, and education in the United States: the early national phase -- Literacy, nationalism, and education in the United States: the mature national phase -- Conclusion -- 5 LITERACIES AND IDENTITY FORMATION: AMERICAN CASES -- Introduction -- Basic arguments -- The salience of identity in the current era -- Language, literacy, and identity -- Literacy and identity projects: cases -- Heath -- Rose -- Gilyard -- Gender and identity: counter-cases -- Conclusion -- 6 LITERACY, POWER, AND IDENTITY: COLONIAL LEGACIES AND INDIGENOUS TRANSFORMATIONS -- Introduction -- Literacy as requirement: legitimating the conquest -- The scriptural economy in Hispaniola, the Andes, and New Spain -- The authority of colonial writing -- The erasure of native writing -- Reading beyond the text: postcolonial responses
Agency within and against a scriptural economy: invented writings and the crafting of hybrid selves -- Conclusion: identity, power, and poaching -- 7 CONCLUSION: LITERACY LESSONS - BEGINNINGS, ENDS, AND IMPLICATIONS -- Introduction -- The question of text and textual origins -- Prehistoric and fictive origins -- The Tolowa case: transformative origins -- Writing, archives, and power -- "Picture writing" and archives -- "Picture writing" and civilization -- Ends, instrumentalities, and identities -- End as death: questioning decline -- Literacy as instrumentality: questioning technology -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- 2 The literacy thesis: vexed questions of rationality, development, and self -- 3 Situated approaches to the literacy debate -- 4 Literacies and power in modern nation states -- 5 Literacies and identity formation: American cases -- 6 Colonial legacies and indigenous transformations -- 7 Conclusion: literacy lessons - beginnings, ends, and implications -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
Summary Literacy and Literacies is an engaging account of literacy and its relation to power
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi
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Subject Literacy -- Social aspects
Literacy--Social aspects
Electronic books.
Literacy -- Social aspects.
Antropologia linguística.
Form Electronic book
Author Blot, Richard
LC no. 2002031363
ISBN 9781139145589 electronic bk