Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity by James CollinsLiteracy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity by James Collins

Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity

byJames Collins, Richard Blot

Hardcover | June 9, 2003

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Developing a new synthesis of literacy studies, this book explores the domain of power through questions of colonialism, modern state formation, educational systems and official versus popular literacies. James Collins and Richard Blot present a critical discussion of particular cases and discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, and ethnic identity.
Title:Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and IdentityFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:June 9, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521593565

ISBN - 13:9780521593564


Table of Contents

List of figures; Foreword Brian V. Street; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: texts, power and identity; 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: Euro-American lessons; 5. Literacies and identity formation: American cases; 6. Literacy, power and identity: colonial legacies and indigenous transformations; 7. Conclusion: literacy lessons - beginnings, ends and implications; Notes; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Collins and Blot aruge cogently that considerations of history, power, and subjectivity must inform any study of the complexity of orality and its inseperability from writing..... Recommended." Choice