Local Literacies Reading and Writing in One Community

ISBN-10: 0415171504
ISBN-13: 9780415171502
Edition: 1998
List price: $52.95
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Description: With Local Literacies, David Barton and Mary Hamilton offer a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community, they analyse how literacy is used in people's everyday lives.

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/7/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

With Local Literacies, David Barton and Mary Hamilton offer a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community, they analyse how literacy is used in people's everyday lives.

Understanding literacy as social practice
Locating literacies in time and space
A history of literacy in Lancaster
Locating literacies in time and space
Lancaster today
Ethnography in practice
How they've fared in education: Harry's literacy practices
Getting things done in the community: Shirley's literacy practices
Living a local life: June's literacy practices
Leisure and pleasure: Cliff's literacy practices
Everyday literacies
The range of practices
Everyday literacies
The patterning of practices
Home, learning and education
The web of literacies in local organisations
Becoming Expert: Literacy and Sense making
Vernacular literacies
Afterword
Appendices
Index

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