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Literacy and Mobility : Complexity, Uncertainty and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College

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Pushing research on emerging literacies and theoretical orientations forward, this book follows students from different tracks of high school English in a "failing" U.S. public school through their first two years in universities, colleges, and jobs. Analytical and methodological tools from new literacy and mobility studies are employed to investigate relations among patterns of movement and literacy practices across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures, and national borders. By following research participants’ trajectories in and across scenes of literacy in school, college, home, online, in transit, and elsewhere, the work illustrates how students help constitute and connect one scene of literacy with others in their daily lives; how their mobile literacies produce, maintain, and disrupt social relations and identities with respect to race, gender, class, language, and nationality; and how they draw upon multiple literacies and linguistic resources to accommodate, resist, and transform dominant discourses.

Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Education
Sub-Genre: Literacy, Rhetoric
Series Title: Expanding Literacies in Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Brice Nordquist
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2017
TCIN: 52738065
UPC: 9781138189867
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0423
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