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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $55.06
  • January 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97537-6
  • 864 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.


Reading, Writing, Interpretation

Second Edition


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Terence Brunk (Author), Suzanne Diamond (Author), Priscilla Perkins (Author), Ken Smith (Author)


Literacies provides students with engaging selections on complex issues that resist easy answers.

This impressively diverse collection contains 44 selections from both academic and nonacademic sources. Coupled with thoughtfully crafted pedagogy, these readings ask students to examine the knowledge, experience, and assumptions they bring to their reading, to interpret the selections in conversation with other readings, and to respond in writing. With the Second Edition, the editors have strengthened the book’s emphasis on literacy as a theme, incorporated more cross-disciplinary selections, and enriched the apparatus. These revisions reflect the editors’ commitment to making Literacies the ideal choice for composition courses that emphasize academic discourse.