Past, present, future

BURNETT, Cathy, MERCHANT, Guy and PARRY, Becky (2016). Past, present, future. In: Literacy, media, technology: past, present and future. Bloomsbury Academic.

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Relationships between literacy, media and technology are often construed in terms of the new: new times, new directions, new pedagogies, new literacies. This chapter problematises the linear march through time implied through this volume’s sub-title ‘past, present, future’. It begins by exploring the pervasiveness of the new in everyday life, locating this within neoliberal discourses and problematising the way ‘the new’ gets operationalised. It explores how ‘newness’ can neglect the situatedness of practices involving literacy, media and technology, and distract from possibilities that are more enduring, more nuanced or more ephemeral. It develops the orientation towards ‘enchantment’ explored in Chapter 14, arguing that such an orientation might be productive in thinking (or feeling) differently about how things are assembling and reassembling in current practice and considering what might be possible in education.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Teacher Education
Depositing User: Cathy Burnett
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 15:49
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:31

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