Designs for social futures

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Abstract

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
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages201-232
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781134611843
ISBN (Print)0203979400, 9780415214216
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (1999). Designs for social futures. In B. Cope, & M. Kalantzis (Eds.), Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures (pp. 201-232). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203979402-19