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Cultural Practices of Literacy Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practice, and Power by Victoria Purcell-Gates

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  • Literacy,
  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Social aspects,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Cross-cultural studies,
  • Non-Formal Education

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Number of Pages360
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Open LibraryOL7938447M
ISBN 100805854916
ISBN 109780805854916

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"Cultural Practices of Literacy: Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practices, and Power" advances sociocultural research and theory pertaining to literacy development, as it occurs across school and community boundaries, cultural contexts and in and out of school. (source: Nielsen Book Data). Cultural literacy is fluency in one's own culture, or that of others. Culture can be defined as the unified pattern of human behavior, belief and knowledge that is transmitted from one generation to the next, or as the group of practices, values, beliefs and goals held in common by an organization or institution that are associated with a particular activity, field or societal characteristic. Cultural Literacy, Cultural Studies and Creativity. It was an empirical ‘open book’. It relied on the humanistic aspiration that ‘common ground’ – a kind of musical ‘third space’ was substantively achievable. The liquid immediacy of technologically driven cultural literacy, while promoting an artistically inspired. The differences in cultural practices of legible communication are only beginning to be explored and long-standing biases put aside. The future history of the book and literacy technologies will depend upon development of a substantive theory of biblio-alterity in which specific cultural practices inform new models of description and analysis.