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Literacy and literacies

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Literacy and Literacies is an engaging account of literacy and its relation to power. The book develops a synthesis of literacy studies, moving beyond received categories, and exploring the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. Collins and Blot offer in-depth critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and ethnic identity. Through their analysis of two domains - those of literacies and power, and of literacies and subjectivity - they challenge received assumptions about literacy, intellectual development and social progress and argue that neither 'universalist' nor 'particularist' accounts offer satisfactory approaches to the phenomenon. This is a sustained exploration of the domain of power in relation to literacy. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in anthropology, linguistics, literacy studies and history.
This book is in very good condition, the pages are neat with no evidence of foxing. There is a light stain on the front cover of the book

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Author(s):
James Collins and Richard K. Blot
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23cm x 15cm x 2cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521596610
ISBN-13:
9780521596619
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Literacy and Literacies is an engaging account of literacy and its relation to power. The book develops a synthesis of literacy studies, moving beyond received categories, and exploring the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. Collins and Blot offer in-depth critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and ethnic identity. Through their analysis of two domains - those of literacies and power, and of literacies and subjectivity - they challenge received assumptions about literacy, intellectual development and social progress and argue that neither 'universalist' nor 'particularist' accounts offer satisfactory approaches to the phenomenon. This is a sustained exploration of the domain of power in relation to literacy. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in anthropology, linguistics, literacy studies and history.
This book is in very good condition, the pages are neat with no evidence of foxing. There is a light stain on the front cover of the book

Author(s):
James Collins and Richard K. Blot
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23cm x 15cm x 2cm
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521596610
ISBN-13:
9780521596619
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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