Transcultural literacy : between the global and the local

Kostogriz, Alex and Tsolidis, Georgina 2008, Transcultural literacy : between the global and the local, Pedagogy, culture and society, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 125-136.

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Title Transcultural literacy : between the global and the local
Author(s) Kostogriz, Alex
Tsolidis, Georgina
Journal name Pedagogy, culture and society
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 125
End page 136
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-07
ISSN 1468-1366
Summary In this paper the authors draw on a larger project related to diasporic identification in order to explore the concept of transcultural literacy. They argue that transcultural literacy grows out of border-crossing dynamics that extend beyond the binaries of 'us' and 'them' as these are lived within and between nations. In this way it is responsive to, and reflects, the various shifts between the local and the global; between place and space. Transcultural literacy is inseparable from social and cultural practices of meaning- and identity-making on the fault-line between various and often competing cultures. This model of transcultural literacy uses theorisations of space to connect textual practices to the construction of hybrid identities. In so doing, it offers an alternative to models of literacy premised on liberal or neo-conservative understandings of cultural difference. In this paper, we explore transcultural literacy in relation to current literacy debates.
Language eng
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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