Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times

Patrick W. Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe

Published by the Computers and Composition Digital Press

2013 CCCC Research Impact Award

2013 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award


"In addition to broadening our understanding of how digital literacies are being taken up in cultural, political, and economic circumstances beyond the borders of the United States, Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times is a powerful argument for the value of digital video and audio research methods.”
—Marilyn Cooper, Michigan Tech

Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times documents how people outside and within the United States take up digital literacies and fold them into the fabric of their daily lives. This project contributes to our knowledge of the impact of digital media on literate practices and also provides a basis for developing approaches for studying and teaching successful practices. The purpose of this project is to suggest different and increasingly accurate ways of understanding the life histories and digital literacies of those with transnational connections, attempting to take into account local perspectives and the complex processes of globalization.

The goal of the CCDP imprint is to honor traditional academic values of rigorous peer review and intellectual excellence, but at the same time to create a venue for innovative digital scholarship and expression in the field of English composition and rhetoric. Volumes in the CCDP series are published under a Creative Commons copyright license, and are available open-access.

Gail E. Hawisher is professor emeritus of English and was the founding director of the Center for Writing Studies and the National Writing Project site at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cynthia L. Selfe is Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at the Ohio State University. She is the first woman and the first English teacher ever to receive the EDUCOM Medal for innovative computer use in higher education. She has authored or edited a number of works on digital technology, both alone and in collaboration with colleagues.

Imprint: Digital Press

Book Details

  • Ebook Price: OPEN ACCESS
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-886-2
  • Publication Month: February
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: Patrick W. Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe
  • ECommerce Code: http://ccdigitalpress.org/ebooks-and-projects/transnational