Chasing literacy : reading and writing in an age of acceleration
- Keller, Daniel, 1977- author.
- Logan : Utah State University Press, 
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- viii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-183) and index.
- Locating reading in composition studies
- Perceptions of literacy
- Reading in a culture of acceleration
- Directing attention: multitasking, foraging, oscillating
- Reading-writing connections.
- "Arguing that composition should renew its interest in reading pedagogy and research, Chasing Literacy offers writing instructors and literacy scholars a framework for understanding and responding to the challenges posed by the proliferation of interactive and multimodal communication technologies in the twenty-first century.Employing case-study research of student reading practices, Keller explores reading-writing connections in new media contexts. He identifies a culture of acceleration--a gathering of social, educational, economic, and technological forces that reinforce the values of speed, efficiency, and change--and challenges educators to balance new "faster" literacies with traditional "slower" literacies. In addition, Keller details four significant features of contemporary literacy that emerged from his research: accumulation and curricular choices; literacy perceptions; speeds of rhetoric; and speeds of reading.Chasing Literacy outlines a new reading pedagogy that will help students gain versatile, dexterous approaches to both reading and writing and makes a significant contribution to this emerging area of interest in composition theory and practice"-- Provided by publisher.
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- Daniel Keller.