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ERIC Number: EJ834708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Interview with Gunther Kress
Bearne, Eve
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v26 n3 p287-299 Sep 2005
Developments in technology inevitably influence social, cultural, and communicative practices. Dominant language-based practices are giving way to a "new communications landscape" (Kress, 1997, 2003b) which is inherently multimodal. The forms and functions of text are in the process of a radical change which dislodges conventional notions of what literacy is and might become. Equally, changes in communicative environments mean that social practices around literacy are being reshaped, and are themselves reshaping views of literacy. In this interview, Gunther Kress explains how he sees the emerging textual and communications landscape as influenced by developments in digital technology, identifying some aspects of new social relations and the semiotic dispositions which are related to them. He revisits what he sees as the future of literacy (Kress, 2003a) and explains how critique might be re-examined in a time of social instability. Outlining his views of rhetoric and design, he indicates the potential impact of a reconception of knowledge and the production of knowledge on educational policy and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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