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ERIC Number: EJ1132052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Multimodal Literacies: Imagining Lives through Korean Dramas
Kim, Grace MyHyun; Omerbašic, Delila
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n5 p557-566 Mar-Apr 2017
Global networks of information and interactions have created new conditions for access to myriad literacies, languages, and communities. Engagements with transnational texts and communities can support the imagination of lives different from one's local context. This article presents data from two qualitative studies of adolescent literacy practices about popular-culture texts produced in Korea. Although these adolescents did not reside in Korea, the authors found that they constructed transnational spaces through these multimodal literacy practices: imagining different lives and engaging in multilingual mediascapes. Adolescents in both studies expressed a sense of belonging not exclusive to their places of residence. The findings support the argument that multimodal literacy practices developed through engagement with another country's popular-culture texts support imaginative identity construction. These findings have implications for researchers and educators interested in multimodal literacies, digitally mediated learning, multilingualism, and transnational studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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