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Rural literacies: toward social cartography

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Corbett, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9617-4643 and Donehower, K 2017 , 'Rural literacies: toward social cartography' , Journal of Research in Rural Education, vol. 32, no. 5 , pp. 1-13 .

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Abstract

In this article we analyze the emergence of the field of rural literacies. We attempt to map this field in a way that illustrates the foundational ideas of literacy and rurality as relational concepts, which are devoid of meaning as what we call “singularities.” Our insistence on the importance of context and place reveals multiple rural literacies instantiated in a diverse range of studies that have emerged from foundational texts in the field. In an effort to apply a spatial lens to rural literacies scholarship, we problematize authoritative decontextualized conceptions of both literacy and rurality. In doing so, we seek to place rurality on the map as an educationally and culturally significant category in the analysis of literacy and education.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Corbett, M and Donehower, K
Keywords: social cartography, literacies, rural education
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Research in Rural Education
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University
ISSN: 1551-0670
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Copyright 2017 Journal of Research in Rural Education

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