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Tables of Contents for Local Literacies
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
List of asides
ix
2
List of figures
xi
1
Foreword
xii
4
David Bloome
Preface
xvi
 
PART I
3
74
1 Understanding literacy as social practice
3
20
Introduction
3
3
A social theory of literacy: practices and events
6
7
Studies of community literacy
13
2
Theorising local social relations
15
3
Theories of culture
18
2
The public narrative on literacy
20
3
2 Locating literacies in time and space: (1) a history of literacy in Lancaster
23
13
A time and a place: Lancaster, England
23
1
William Stout of Lancaster, 1665-1752
24
3
The nineteenth century
27
5
History of education
32
4
3 Locating literacies in time and space: (2) Lancaster today
36
21
Lancaster today
36
2
A social profile
38
2
The visual literacy environment
40
3
Contemporary institutions of literacy
43
3
A sense of place
46
1
Springside
47
8
1990 and the 1990s
55
2
4 Ethnography in practice
57
20
Introduction
57
2
The data
59
8
Analysis and writing
67
5
What can be learned from an ethnographic study of literacy
72
5
PART II
77
72
5 How they've fared in education: Harry's literacy practices
77
16
Harry's literacy history and literacy life
78
5
Ruling passions
83
2
Educated and uneducated
85
5
Fiction, truth and reality
90
3
6 Getting things done in the community: Shirley's literacy practices
93
19
Shirley's literacy history and literacy life
94
6
Ruling passions: fighting injustice, making changes
100
1
Dyslexia, home and school
101
4
Editing the residents' association newsletter: linking public and private
105
7
7 Living a local life: June's literacy practices
112
17
June's literacy life
115
4
Living a local life
119
4
Using media
123
6
8 Leisure and pleasure: Cliff's literacy practices
129
20
Cliff's literacy history and literacy life
131
4
Cliff's ruling passion: leisure and pleasure in life
135
7
Sharing lives and being a committed parent
142
2
Ill-health and depression
144
5
PART III
149
120
9 Everyday literacies: (1) the range of practices
149
21
Diversity
149
1
Writing in the home
150
2
Everyday reading
152
6
Values, morals and censorship
158
1
Literacy difficulties in daily life
159
3
Books in people's lives
162
8
10 Everyday literacies: (2) the patterning of practices
170
18
The gendering of home practices
170
6
Home numeracy practices
176
6
Multilingual literacies at home
182
6
11 Home, learning and education
188
20
Borderlands
188
2
Learning in the home
190
1
Literacy, home and school
190
8
Relations with education
198
10
12 The web of literacies in local organisations
208
23
Local groups and organisations
208
5
The Allotment Association
213
1
Literacy in social participation: the annual general meeting
214
3
Literacy in social action: the allotments fight
217
5
The Housing Action Project and the residents' association
222
2
Literacies in groups
224
7
13 Becoming expert: literacy and sense making
231
16
Introduction
231
1
Becoming expert
231
10
Vernacular knowledge
241
6
14 Vernacular literacies
247
16
Vernacular practices
247
4
Defining vernacular literacies
251
6
The texts of everyday life
257
2
Vernacular practices in a time of change
259
4
15 Afterword
263
6
APPENDICES
269
15
1 People interviewed in the Literacy in the Community project
269
5
2 Topics covered in the Literacy in the Community interview
274
1
3 Metaphors for the research process
275
4
4 Research into practice
279
5
Bibliography
284
9
Index of informants
293
2
Index
295