Literacy in the New Media Age
Author: Gunther Kress
Illustrations : 15 line drawings
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-29923-X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-29923-4
No of pages : 208
eBook Price : $41.95
Originally Published : 23 Jan 2003
In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the relation between writing and the book. Taking into account social, economic, communicationand technological factors, Kress explores how these changes will affect the future of literacy.
Kress considers the likely larger-level social and cultural effects of that future, arguing that the effects of the move to the screen as the dominant medium of communication will produce far-reaching shifts in relations of power - and not just in the sphere of communication. The democratic potentials and effects of the new information and communication technologies will, Kress contends, have the widest imaginable consequences.