Literacy and Mobility : Complexity, Uncertainty, and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College, Paperback / softback Book

Literacy and Mobility : Complexity, Uncertainty, and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College Paperback / softback

Part of the Expanding Literacies in Education series

Description

Pushing forward research on emerging literacies and theoretical orientations, this book follows students from different tracks of high school English in a "failing" U.S. public school through their first two years in universities, colleges, and jobs.

Analytical and methodological tools from new literacy and mobility studies are employed to investigate relations among patterns of movement and literacy practices across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures, and national borders.

By following research participants' trajectories in and across scenes of literacy in school, college, home, online, in transit, and elsewhere, the work illustrates how students help constitute and connect one scene of literacy with others in their daily lives; how their mobile literacies produce, maintain, and disrupt social relations and identities with respect to race, gender, class, language, and nationality; and how they draw upon multiple literacies and linguistic resources to accommodate, resist, and transform dominant discourses.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 21 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9781138189874

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