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The arobase in the libr@ry : new political economies of children’s literatures and literacies

Kapitzke, Cushla & Bruce, Bertram C. (2005) The arobase in the libr@ry : new political economies of children’s literatures and literacies. Computers and Composition, 22(1), pp. 69-78.

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Abstract

This essay--part of a special issue on the work of Gunther Kress--uses the idea of affordances and constraints to explore the (im)possibilities of new environments for engaging with literature written for children (see Kress, 2003). In particular, it examines a festival of children's literature from an Australian education context that occurs online. The festival is part of a technologically mediated library space designated by the term libr@ry (Kapitzke & Bruce, 2006). The @ symbol (French word "arobase") inserted into the word library indicates that technological mediation has a history, an established set of social practices, and a political economy, which even chatrooms with "real" authors may alter but not fully supplant.

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ID Code: 28743
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Children's literature, School libraries, Literacy, Chatrooms, Children's authors, Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature, Political economy of literacy, New literacies, School media centres
DOI: 10.1016/j.compcom.2004.12.014
ISSN: 8755-4615
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2009 10:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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