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Literacy and the Politics of Representation

by Mary Hamilton

Literacy is a key indicator for comparing individuals and nations in contemporary society. It is central to public debates about the nature of the public sphere, economic markets, citizenship and self-governance....


Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies

by Mary Hamilton

The storytelling tradition has long been an important piece of Kentucky history and culture. Folktales, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories hold a special place in the imaginations of inventive storytellers...


Local Literacies

by David Barton & Mary Hamilton

Local Literacies is a unique detailed study of the role of reading and writing in people's everyday lives. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Lancaster, England, the authors...


Powerful Literacies

by Jim Crowther, Mary Hamilton & Lyn Tett

As the gap increases between those with access to information and those denied it, redistributing information and making it accessible become ever more important educational and political tasks. While some people...


More Powerful Literacies

by Lyn Tett, Mary Hamilton & Jim Crowther

The growth of a knowledge-based economy and an information society has meant that literacy increasingly mediates our lives and activities. Literacy has also been a way of critically comprehending the world in...


Munster Village

by Mary Hamilton

Scottish writer and thinker Mary Hamilton was a staunch early supporter of equal rights for women. In her bestselling novel, Munster Village, Hamilton imagines a utopian community which opens its arms to women...