Literacy in the Lives of Working-Class Adults in Australia
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Literacy in the Lives of Working-Class Adults in Australia

Dominant versus Local Voices

Stephen Black

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  2. English
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eBook - ePub

Literacy in the Lives of Working-Class Adults in Australia

Dominant versus Local Voices

Stephen Black

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About This Book

Adopting a 'social practice' approach to literacy research based on ethnographic methods, this book provides a strong critique of dominant understandings of the role of literacy in the lives of adults in Australia. It explores how groups of working-class adults can manage the literacy practices of their everyday lives by drawing on social networks of support. It is based on research conducted by the author over a forty-year career in adult literacy education, featuring the voices of varied adult groups, including: prisoners, the long-term unemployed, local council workers, manufacturing workers, adult literacy students, marginalised young people, vocational students, and patients living with a chronic illness (type 2 diabetes). Each chapter explains how dominant society views these adult groups in relation to literacy, and provides a qualitative examination at the local level of how members of these groups manage the literacy practices of their everyday lives.

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Year
2023
ISBN
9781350378131

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Series’ Foreword
  6. Adult Learning, Literacy and Social Change
  7. Abbreviations
  8. 1 Literacy, Politics and Working-Class Adults
  9. 2 Prisoners and Literacy
  10. 3 Long-Term Unemployed People and Literacy
  11. 4 Local Council Workers and Literacy
  12. 5 Production Workers and Literacy
  13. 6 Adult Literacy Students and Literacy
  14. 7 Marginalized Young People and Literacy
  15. 8 Vocational Education and Training Students and Literacy
  16. 9 Diabetes Patients and Literacy
  17. 10 Countering Deficit
  18. References
  19. Index
  20. Imprint