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Literacy and Power

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In this book ? a landmark text that is both engaging and accessible ? Hilary Janks addresses the following questions and many more:


Is literacy a skill or a social practice?
In what ways is literacy embodied?
Do texts have designs on us and what can we do about it?
How does language construct reality?
What is 'linguistic capital' and who has it?
Who gets access to new literacies
...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge
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Jun 30, 2011 Norm rated it it was ok
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In the end, I could see that the point she made was important. It's true, she uses bad examples in many places, her writing is dense and disorganized, and her comma usage is atrocious. I found that if I could distill her meaning out of the frustrating morass that I agreed with her. So, she's a smart person who brings together some heretofore disparate theories. It just could have been better written.
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