Exploring the Nexus of Literacy, Language and Identity: Extending Bourdieu’s conceptual framework for literacy as a social practice

Duckworth, Vicky and Stahl, Garth (2016) Exploring the Nexus of Literacy, Language and Identity: Extending Bourdieu’s conceptual framework for literacy as a social practice. The contemporary relevance of the work of Pierre Bourdieu BSA Bourdieu Study Group’s Inaugural Biennial Conference 2016, 4-6 July, 2016, Bristol University.

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Abstract

This paper draws on recent theoretical work in the study of literacy education, where literacy is conceptualized as a social practice, before setting forth how a Bourdieusian framework may be applied to questions surrounding language, literacy, and social identity. We first discuss the policy context around key literacy debates showing how policy has shaped literacy before positioning recent theorizations of literacy which draw attention to its fundamental social nature. Our interest here is how literacy and identity are inextricably linked where literacy has the capacity to reinforce wider social processes of social exclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 15:33
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7891

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