Designs for social futures

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Meaning-making, as Gunther Kress has observed, is prospective; it is interestladen and future-oriented (see Kress, Chapter 7 above). Semiosis involves the representation of interest (a need to communicate); selection from the range of representational resources (drawing from Available Designs, be they, for instance, in various Linguistic, Gestural, Visual, Spatial or Multimodal forms); and representational action or the meaning-making process itself (Designing).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiliteracies
Subtitle of host publicationLiteracy Learning and the Design of Social Futures
EditorsBill Cope, Mary Kalantzis
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781134611843
ISBN (Print)0203979400, 9780415214216
StatePublished - Nov 18 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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