Literacy remains a contentious and polarized educational, media and political issue. What has emerged from the continuing debate is a recognition that literacy in education is allied closely with matters of language and culture, ideology and discourse, knowledge and power. Drawing perspectives variously from critical social theory and cultural studies, poststructuralism and feminisms, sociolinguistics and the ethnography of communication, social history and comparative education, the contributors begin a critical interrogation of taken-for-granted assumptions which have guided educational policy, research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)9780203149812
ISBN (Print)9780415694278, 9780415751018
StatePublished - Dec 8 2011

Publication series

NameRoutledge Library Editions: Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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