Literacy in the New Media Age
By (author) Gunther Kress
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Literacy in the New Media Age by Gunther Kress
Book DescriptionIn this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication. This dramatic change has made image, rather than writing, the centre of communication. In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the relationship between writing and the book. Taking into account social, economic, communication and technological factors, Kress explores how these changes will affect the future of literacy. Kress considers the likely larger-level social and cultural effects of that future, arguing that the effects of the move to the screen as the dominant medium of communication will produce far-reaching shifts in terms of power - and not just in the sphere of communication. The democratic potentials and effects of the new information and communication technologies will, Kress contends, have the widest imaginable consequences. Literacy in the New Media Age is suitable for anyone fascinated by literacy and its wider political and cultural implications. It will be of particular interest to those studying education, communication studies, media studies or linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415253567
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gunther Kress
Multimodality, Paperback (November 2009)
Multimodality is a sub-field of communication studies which looks beyond language to the multiple modes of communicating or making meaning - from images to sound and music. This book offers a comprehensive theoretical framework for the study of this topic providing sample analyses and suggestions for further reading.
Reading Images, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Gunther Kress
A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo- journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture to examine how images convey meaning.
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Author Biography - Gunther Kress
Gunther Kress is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
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