Book Description

From the Publisher This is a timely book for there are few ethnographic studies exploring the usefulness and limitations of critical discourse analysis. Unlike most critical discourse analyses, throughout the book the researcher and analyst is clearly visible and complicated into the role of power and language. This practice allows clear analysis of the ethical, moral, and theoretical implications of conducting ethnographic research concerned with issues of power. Finally, many discussions of family literacy do not acknowledge the raced, classed, and gendered nature of interacting with texts that constitute a family's literacy practices. This book makes clear how the power relationships that are acquired as children and adults interact with literacy in the many domains of a family's literate lives. Read more From the Author The National Reading Conference awarded A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Power in and out of Print (2003) the Edward Fry Book Award. Read more See all Editorial Reviews