New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing

Authors: Baca, D.

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Conventional scholarship on written communication positions the Western alphabet as a precondition for literacy. Thus, pictographic, non-verbal writing practices of Mesoamerica remain obscured by representations of lettered speech. This book examines how contemporary Mestiz@ scripts challenge alphabetic dominance, thereby undermining the colonized territories of "writing." Strategic weavings of Aztec and European inscription systems not only promote historically-grounded accounts of how recorded information is expressed across cultures, but also speak to emerging studies on "visual/multimodal" education. Baca-Espinosa argues that Mestiz@ literacies advance "new" ways of reading and writing, applicable to diverse classrooms of the twenty-first century.

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DAMIÁN BACA is assistant professor of Rhetoric & Writing, Chicano-Latino studies, and American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. Baca earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2006.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mestiz@ Scripts, Digital Migrations, and the Territories of Writing
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Damián Baca
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61257-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230612570
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60515-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37269-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 210
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