Ellen Cushman, Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability; Professor of English; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion
Chrisitina Haas, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mike Rose, Research Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
This era raises fresh questions about literacy and learning in the global economy and digital age. Literacies: A Critical Sourcebook, provides a collection of readings on literacy with a range of perspectives on these definitions and controversies. This new collection offers a framework to assist in understanding literacy as a more complex and layered phenomenon than disciplinary categories alone can convey. Though no single volume can do justice to the bountiful scholarship on literacy, Literacies: A Critical Sourcebook, includes both traditional studies that have had an influence on the field and studies that rely on newer lines of inquiry. It is a collection representative of diverse perspectives and research methodologies that, taken together, offer a rich understanding of how literacy works.