Literacy Autobiographies from the Global South: An Autoethnographic Study of English Literacy in China (Paperback)

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Drawing on autoethnographic research on literacy autobiographies from a Chinese EFL writing context, this book provides unique insights into literacy, voice, translingualism, and critical pedagogy from a Global South perspective.

The book presents literacy autobiographies as a cultural tool for analyzing and refashioning learners' and teachers' sense of self in ever-expanding dialogical spaces. In addition to highlighting teachers' own stories around autoethnographies and translanguaging, it showcases literacy autobiographies from Chinese students themselves. The book theorizes the Global South as an ontological positioning that challenges colonial mindsets and practices concerning literacy, language learning, and narratives. It argues that literacy autobiographies from a Global South perspective can be reimagined as critical pedagogy for EFL writing teaching and learning, as well as teacher development.

Validating and expanding student voices by presenting these literacy autobiographies, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in the fields of TESOL, applied linguistics, English language teaching, second language writing, and literacy studies.

About the Author


Shizhou Yang is a second language writer, writing teacher, and researcher in the English Communication Department at Payap University, Thailand.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032265391
ISBN-10: 1032265396
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 30th, 2022
Pages: 186
Language: English