Learning from Ninjas: young people’s films as a lens for an expanded view of literacy and language

ESCOTT, Hugh and PAHL, Kate (2017). Learning from Ninjas: young people’s films as a lens for an expanded view of literacy and language. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 1-13.

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This article examines young people’s films to provide insights about language and literacy practices. It offers a heuristic for thinking about how to approach data that is collectively produced. It tries to make sense of new ways of knowing that locate the research in the field rather than in the academic domain. The authors develop a lens for looking at films made by young people that acknowledge multiple modes and materiality within their meaning-making practices. We make an argument about the cultural politics of research, to consider how the language and literacy practices of young people are positioned. We argue for more consideration of how language and literacy appear entangled within objects and other stuff within young people’s media productions, so as to trouble disciplinary boundaries within and beyond literacy and language studies.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics and Language, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Education
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2017.1405911
Page Range: 1-13
SWORD Depositor: Hilary Ridgway
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 11:53
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:07
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17450

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