Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self (Re)constructing Identities Through Multimodal Literacy Practices

Title

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self (Re)constructing Identities Through Multimodal Literacy Practices

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Description

Today’s youth live in the interface of the local and the global. Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, how global capitalism is changing their economic and vocational futures, and how computer-mediated communication with the world is changing the literacy needs and identities of students. This book explores the dynamic range of literacy practices that are reconstructing gender identities in both empowering and disempowering ways and the implications for local literacy classrooms. As gendered identities become less essentialist, are more often created in virtual settings, and are increasingly globalized, literacy educators need to understand these changes in order to effectively educate their students. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781138842311

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Books and reading, Teenagers, Gender identity, Literacy practices

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Language and Literacy Education | Secondary Education