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Title:Bust.com and New Technologies of Literacy: A Study of a Maga /Zine and Its Website
Author(s):Duncan, Barbara Jean
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Burbules, Nicholas C.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:Magazines with website companion spaces provide an alternative form of reader identification and communication that leads to social processes that help girls to refine and construct their self-conceptions and literary capacities in relation to a diverse and immediate community. "Postings" on websites such as Bust.com lead to an improved awareness of language in relation to meaning and help web-based discussion group participants develop their language skills in a relational or contextual manner---a manner that is indicative of a strong sense of audience and a facility with multi-genre writing styles. In sum, this project develops a sense of how social forms of reading and writing that exist outside the boundaries of schools and which are facilitated by new communications technologies are important new spaces for the development of critical literacy.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:239 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79866
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3198978
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005


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