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Literacy in the new media age

Literacy in the new media age

Kress, Gunther

Kress explores all aspects of the materiality of writing in an integrated social semiotic and multimodal framework. He reveals ways in which new media is changing literacy and looks at how we should think about literacy in the age of the new media

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: Gunther Kress
ISBN: 0415253551, 041525356X, 9780415253550, 9780415253567
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Written Communication; Computers and literacy.; Media Studies; Literacy; Written communication Methodology.; Mass Media; Information Technology


  1. The futures of literacy: modes, logics and affordances
  2. Preface
  3. Going into a different world
  4. Literacy and multimodality: a theoretical framework
  5. What is literacy?: resources of the mode of writing
  6. A social theory of text: genre
  7. Multimodality, multimedia and genre
  8. Meaning and frames: punctuations of semiosis
  9. Reading as semiosis: interpreting the world and ordering the world
  10. Some items for an agenda of further thinking

Author note

Gunther Kress is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.