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Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary Mestiz@ scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that Mestiz@ literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.

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Titel: Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing
Autoren/Herausgeber: D. Baca
Aus der Reihe: New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2008

ISBN/EAN: 9781349372690

Seitenzahl: 210
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 304 g
Sprache: Englisch

DAMIÁN BACA is assistant professor of Rhetoric & Writing, Chicano-Latino studies, and American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. Baca earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2006.

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