Angela A Thomas

New Literacies Sampler Online

February 15, 2007 · 4 Comments

New Literacies Sampler

Peter Lang Publishers are incredibly forward thinking - they have provided the full manuscript of this book online here!  This book has chapters from all of my favourite new literacies authors - see the table of contents below:


Chapter 1: Sampling “the New” in New Literacies
Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel

Chapter 2: “You Won’t Be Needing Your Laptops Today”: Wired Bodies in the Wireless Classroom
Kevin M. Leander

Chapter 3: Popular Websites in Adolescents’ Out-of-School Lives: Critical Lessons on Literacy
Jennifer C. Stone

Chapter 4: Agency and Authority in Role-Playing “Texts”
Jessica Hammer

Chapter 5: Pleasure, Learning, Video Games, and Life: The Projective Stance
James Paul Gee

Chapter 6: Digital Design: English Language Learners and Reader Reviews in Online Fiction
Rebecca W. Black

Chapter 7: Blurring and Breaking through the Boundaries of Narrative, Literacy, and
Identity in Adolescent Fan Fiction
Angela Thomas

Chapter 8: Looking from the Inside Out: Academic Blogging as New Literacy
Julia Davies and Guy Merchant

Chapter 9: Online Memes, Affinities, and Cultural Production
Michele Knobel & Colin Lankshear

Chapter 10: New Literacies
Cynthia Lewis

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Tagged: blogging, fanfiction, identity, literacy, new literacies, publications, video games

4 responses so far ↓

  • Jerry // February 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    This is great - I’d love to see more publishers take this approach - as pioneered by Bruce Sterling. I wish the book every success - and great to see your work in there Angela!


  • Angela Thomas // February 19, 2007 at 2:23 am

    Thanks so much Jerry!! *smiles* How are sales of your amazing book going? Can you retire with millions yet? :)

  • Jerry // March 4, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Angela - thanks for the comment on Henry Jenkins - As for my book? Hehehe well the book hasn’t done badly for an academic publication, and is still used on several university courses, but I think it’ll take a few more books before I can retire :-) It IS on your courses … right? [just kidding!]
    Cheers - J

  • Sarah // February 3, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I’d been longing to have a look at this book (having been reading tantalising references to it in other work) and no idea that I would be able to find it online. I’m reading the first chapter and thoroughly enjoying it - and to my delight, on page 11 is the idea that underpins making such a text available online:
    “people who bring a scarcity model of value with them to cyberspace will act in ways that diminish rather than expand its potential. For example, applying certain kinds of copyright and permissions restrictions to the use of information may constrain the dispersal of that information in ways that undermine its capacity to provide a basis for relationship.

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