Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Literacy in the New Media Age” as Want to Read:
Literacy in the New Media Age
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Literacy in the New Media Age

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication. This dramatic change has made image, rather than writing, the centre of communication.

In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the relationship between writing and the book. Taking into account social, economic
...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published January 16th 2003 by Routledge
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Literacy in the New Media Age, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Literacy in the New Media Age

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.54  · 
Rating details
 ·  59 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Literacy in the New Media Age
Trevor
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education, language
On the first page of this book Kress says, “The world told is a different world to the world shown.” You know, if I was a smartarse I could say that pretty much sums up this book and leave this review there. But really, his opening quote just whets our appetite.

We almost know that we are on the cusp of some sort of change, but we aren’t necessarily all that clear about what the change is going to be. If you live in Australia you only need to open up The Australian newspaper (a similar effect ca
...more
Michael
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literacy-comps
In Literacy in the New Media Age (2003), Gunther Kress argues that we need to understand literacy differently now that the image dominates communication instead of writing, and that the screen has come to dominate instead of the page (1). Writing is now more frequently on the screen, where it is "subject to the logic of the image" (10), and this logic of the image and screen have now carried over to print material as well (#). (Important note: Kress wants to keep literacy, as a term, limited to ...more
Aimée
Jun 16, 2012 added it
Shelves: multimodal
Kress writes in the preface that we have come to a moment in the long history of writing when four momentous changes are taking place simultaneously: social, economic, communicational, and technological. The combined effects of these are so profound that it is justifiable to speak of a revolution in the landscape of communication” (Kress, 2003, 9). He foretells that “the combined effects on writing of the dominance of the mode of image and of the medium of the screen will produce deep changed in ...more
Karen
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
IThis is an important book. It's also really hard reading. If you're not into theories about literacy or semiotics but you want an overview, you'd be well advised to find some of his articles instead.
Sara
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Another "work" text - but one that strongly is influencing how I'm seeing literacy, learning 2.0, etc.
Joe Sacksteder
Great book, foundational for my PhD exam year. I'm still confused, however, about the difference between genre, mode, and medium.
Erika
rated it liked it
Dec 10, 2014
Suzette
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2012
Sundy
rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2017
Christina Kraker
rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2012
JayEm Bosch
rated it it was ok
May 29, 2011
dv
rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2017
Carla
rated it it was ok
Feb 08, 2013
Alamir
rated it liked it
Apr 21, 2015
Frank
rated it really liked it
Feb 05, 2010
Fai
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2020
Livia Fortes
rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2019
Mary Chrapliwy
rated it liked it
Jun 15, 2014
RM Snow
rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2019
Margrethe Aas Johnsen
rated it it was ok
Apr 22, 2009
Amberfutch
rated it liked it
Dec 30, 2009
Bridget
rated it really liked it
Nov 14, 2013
Jessica
rated it did not like it
Jun 27, 2012
Raffaello Palandri
rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2012
John
rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2015
Danielle
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2013
Gwynne
rated it liked it
Apr 12, 2010
Audra
rated it it was amazing
Jun 15, 2011
Norah
rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning
  • Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
  • Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
  • Discourse and Social Change
  • Writing Without Teachers
  • الابستمولوجيا التكوينية
  • Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights
  • Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
  • Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems
  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
See similar books…

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We’ve got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
1 likes · 0 comments