Digital Geographies

Authored by: Ty Hollett , Nathan C. Phillips , Kevin M. Leander

Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138206304
eBook ISBN: 9781315465258
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315465258.ch12

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Abstract

In this chapter, we theorize and explore the production of digital geographies as essential everyday literacies with import for learning. In doing so, we conceptualize literacies as fundamentally social meaning-making practices that include the reading and writing of all kinds of texts, and we see these practices as inevitably mobile. As Leander, Phillips, and Taylor (2010) note in their brief analysis of Heath’s (1983) seminal ethnography of literacy and learning in two communities in the Piedmont Carolinas, even literacy practices that we might think of as “local” are run through with crisscrossing cultures, histories, people, texts, practices, and things on the move—and always have been.

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