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Popular culture and representations of literacy

Title
Popular culture and representations of literacy / Bronwyn T. Williams and Amy A. Zenger.
ISBN
9780415360951 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415360951 (hardback : alk. paper)
Published
New York : Routledge, c2007.
Physical Description
viii, 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 20, 2007
Bibliography
Includes filmography: p. [177]-180.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-175) and index.
Contents
Literacy in everyday life, literacy on the screen
Representations of literacy and identity
The pragmatic and the sentimental : literacy and gender roles
Who's allowed to read and write? literacy and social class
Writing others : images of race and literacy
Literacy and social contexts
Control and action : literacy as power
The perils of misreading : literacy as danger
Literacy myths in the movies
The passions of the romantic author : literacy as individualism
The triumph of the word : literacy as salvation and commodity
Life is not like the movies (or is it?) : literacy on film and in our lives.
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