Mapping Multiple Literacies: An Introduction to Deleuzian Literacy Studies

Masny, Diana & Cole, David, R. (2012) Mapping Multiple Literacies: An Introduction to Deleuzian Literacy Studies. Continuum, London.

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Abstract

Mapping Multiple Literacies brings together the latest theory and research in the fields of literacy study and European philosophy, Multiple Literacies Theory (MLT) and the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze. It frames the process of becoming literate as a fluid process involving multiple modes of presentation, and explains these processes in terms of making maps of our social lives and ways of doing things together. For Deleuze, language acquisition is a social activity of which we are a part, but only one part amongst many others. Masny and Cole draw on Deleuze's thinking to expand the repertoires of literacy research and understanding. They outline how we can understand literacy as a social activity and map the ways in which becoming literate may take hold and transform communities. The chapters in this book weave together theory, data and practice to open up a creative new area of literacy studies and to provoke vigorous debate about the sociology of literacy.

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ID Code: 60320
Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9781441149206
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Bloomsbury Publishing
Deposited On: 28 May 2013 05:01
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:50

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