Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies)
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- Publication Date:May 27, 2005
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By embracing a rapidly changing digital world, the so-called millennial adolescent is proving quite adept at breaking down age-old distinctions among disciplines, between high- and low-brow media culture, and within print and digitized text types. Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World explores the significance of digital technologies and media in youth’s negotiated approaches to making meaning within a broad array of self-defined literacy practices. Organized around a series of case studies, this book blends theories of an attention economy, generational differences, communication technologies, and neoliberal enactive texts with actual accounts of adolescents’ use of instant messaging, shape-shifting portfolios, critical inquiry, and media production.
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