New adventures in the politics of literacy: An introduction

Luke, Allan & Grieshaber, Susan J. (2004) New adventures in the politics of literacy: An introduction. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 4(1), pp. 5-9.

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In what ways are childhood and literacy political? The identification and categorization of the ‘child’ as a distinctive kind of human subject coincided with the formation of the European nation state, the proliferation of mercantile economies and calls for mass literacy and secular schooling (Luke, 1989). There is a longstanding and powerful connection between ‘childhood’ as an ontological and cultural category and what Benedict Anderson (1991) called ‘print capitalism’.

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ID Code: 1106
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Politics of literacy, ideological representation, semiotic capacity, bodily training, power relations
DOI: 10.1177/1468798404041452
ISSN: 1468-7984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:24

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