New Literacy Narratives from an Urban University: Analyzing Stories About Reading, Writing, and Chan
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Title: New Literacy Narratives from an Urban University
Sub-title: Analyzing Stories About Reading, Writing, and Changing Technologies
Author(s): Sally Chandler, with Angela Castillo, Maureen Kadash, Molly D. Kenner, Lorena Ramirez, and Ryan J. Valdez
Publish Date: April 2013
|New Literacy Narratives is written for teachers, researchers, and students at all levels of experience. It begins with a review of theory and methods from new literacy studies, narrative analysis, oral history, and life course development. This opening discussion provides background and examples for designing participatory projects, conducting interviews, creating transcripts, and using reflective, narrative analysis as an interpretive tool.|
The five literacy narratives at the book’s center are co-authored by undergraduate researchers, and they showcase the kind of findings participatory studies can produce. Each chapter illustrates a different approach to narrative analysis, and builds a theoretical story to interpret relationships between story structures and literate identities by: presenting a set of stories to focus the chapter; identifying story forms that affect relationships to literacy; and accounting for relationships among literate identities, cultural ecologies, and storytelling. The book’s concluding section reviews findings from co-authors’ literacy narratives, and suggests new directions for classroom learning and literacy research.
Contents: Introduction. PART I: THEORY AND PRACTICE. New Literacies, Story Forms, and Literacy Narratives: Theory and Practice. Participatory Research and Active Interviewing. Narrative Analysis: Research Process, Concepts and Methods. PART II: LITERACY NARRATIVES FROM AN URBAN UNIVERSITY. Forbidden Visits to MiGente.com: Storytelling Patterns and Agency within Literacy Learning, Lorena Ramirez and Sally Chandler. Reinventing Self: Story Forms and Literate Identity, Molly Kenner and Sally Chandler. Stories as Evidence of How Literate Identities Grow and Change, Maureen Kadash and Sally Chandler. Making Room for Multiple Literacies, Ryan J. Valdez and Sally Chandler. Online Selves and the Mediation of Identity Development, Angela Castillo and Sally Chandler. PART III: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM NARRATIVE ANALYSIS OF NEW LITERACY STORIE. New Literacies Research and Collaborative, Reflective Narrative Analysis. Appendices. Glossary. Works Cited. Author Index. Subject Index.