Winner of the 2017 Edward Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association.
Literacy Theories for the Digital Age insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including Socio-cultural, Critical, Multimodal, Socio-spatial, Socio-material and Sensory Literacies. The brand new Sensory Literacies approach is an original and visionary contribution to the field, coupled with a provocative foreword from leading sensory anthropologist David Howes. This dynamic collection explores a legacy of literacy research while showing the relationships between each paradigm, highlighting their complementarity and distinctions. This highly relevant compendium will inspire researchers and teachers to explore new frontiers of thought and practice in times of diversity and technological change.
Kathy A. Mills is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Kathy's research interests include literacy, digital media, education research paradigms, critical sociology, ethnography, classroom observation, discourse analysis, and multimodal analysis. She is Associate Editor of the Australian Educational Researcher and her previous works include The Multiliteracies Classroom (Multilingual Matters, 2011).
Illustrations Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Rhizomatic Literacy Theories Chapter 1: Globalisation, Mobile Lives and Schooling in the Digital Turn Chapter 2: Socio-Cultural Literacies Chapter 3: Critical Literacies Chapter 4: Multimodal Literacies Chapter 5: Socio-Spatial Literacies Chapter 6: Socio-Material Literacies Chapter 7: Sensory Literacies References