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Rural literacies: toward social cartography


Corbett, M and Donehower, K, Rural literacies: toward social cartography, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32, (5) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1551-0670 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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In this article we analyze the emergence of the field of rural literacies. We attempt to map this field in a way that illustrates the foundational ideas of literacy and rurality as relational concepts, which are devoid of meaning as what we call "singularities." Our insistence on the importance of context and place reveals multiple rural literacies instantiated in a diverse range of studies that have emerged from foundational texts in the field. In an effort to apply a spatial lens to rural literacies scholarship, we problematize authoritative decontextualized conceptions of both literacy and rurality. In doing so, we seek to place rurality on the map as an educationally and culturally significant category in the analysis of literacy and education.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:social cartography, literacies, rural education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:118689
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-07-18
Last Modified:2018-08-03

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