Reconceptualization of Reading as a Cultural and Educational Practice in the Information Era

By Antonio Bernal Guerrero, Antonio Ramón Cárdenas Gutiérrez and Macarena Donoso González.

Published by The International Journal of Literacies

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In the same way that print technology produced a radical cultural change, information and communication technologies are now affecting culture. These everyday life technologies are significantly changing the way we work, the way we interact with others, and the way we live. Denying the validity of the new cultural practices produces the intergenerational cultural clash that is currently damaging our school systems. Information societies produce a new context for reading, causing the appearance of new formative possibilities related to emotional and hedonic cultural practices.

Keywords: Reading as a Cultural Practice, Cultural Change in the Information Society, Everyday Life Technologies, Cultural Studies and Educational Innovation, Education of the Reader, Pedagogy

The International Journal of Literacies, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp.111-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 356.613KB).

Dr. Antonio Bernal Guerrero

Director, Research Group GIPEPERSE, Department of Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy, University of Seville, Sevilla, SPAIN, Spain

Director of Research Group GIPEPERSE in the Department of Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy at University of Seville

Dr. Antonio Ramón Cárdenas Gutiérrez

Department Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogic, University of Seville, Morón de la Fra, Seville, Spain

Macarena Donoso González

Member of Research Group GIPEPERSE, Department of Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy,, University of Seville, Seville, Spain, Spain