Artifactual Literacies

To re-engage students with literacy, teachers need an entry point that recognizes and honors students’ out-of-school identities. This book looks at how artifacts (everyday objects) access the daily, sensory world in which students live.


Author: Kate Pahl

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807778296

Category: Education


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To re-engage students with literacy, teachers need an entry point that recognizes and honors students’ out-of-school identities. This book looks at how artifacts (everyday objects) access the daily, sensory world in which students live. Exploring how artifacts can generate literacy learning, the book shows teachers how to use a family photo, heirloom, or recipe to tell intergenerational tales; how to collaborate with local museums and cultural centers; how to create new material artifacts; and much more. Featuring vignettes, lesson examples, and photographs, the text includes chapters on community connections, critical literacy, adolescent writing, and digital storytelling. Book Features: A theoretical framework for teaching literacy that unites the domains of home and school and brings students’ passions to the forefront.A fresh, integrated synthesis of the fields of New Literacy Studies, multimodality, material cultural studies, and literacy education.New field-tested ideas for creating lessons that improve literacy standards. “This engaging book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how artifactual knowledge and practices cross borders in ways that can lead to powerful learning.” —Rebecca Rogers, University of Missouri–St. Louis “Pahl and Rowsell provide a rich framework for approaching and engaging everyday artifacts as potential sites of story, community building, and identity performance. . . . They open significant new avenues to literacy educators.” —From the Foreword by Lesley Bartlett and Lalitha Vasudevan, both at Teachers College, Columbia University

Every Object Tells a Story

His love of the rare, the evocative and the seductive shines out from every stunning object in this collection and the stories that he teases out from them. No one could fail to be drawn into this gorgeous labyrinth.


Author: Oliver Hoare


ISBN: 1843681072


Page: 192

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This extraordinary and breathtakingly beautiful book celebrates a lifetime of collecting passion. Oliver Hoare, one of London's most distinguished dealers, originally learnt his craft in the company of Bruce Chatwin. His love of the rare, the evocative and the seductive shines out from every stunning object in this collection and the stories that he teases out from them. No one could fail to be drawn into this gorgeous labyrinth. Published to coincide with an exhibition held in the magnificent settings of Fitzroy Square, London, the book includes antiquities from the ancient and classical worlds; superb oriental musical instruments; erotica and fertilica; a section devoted to extinct species, particularly the dodo; objects connected to shamanism, magic, and alchemy; engravings by Durer, Hollar, and Rembrandt; unusual paintings and textiles; curiosities including a Man Ray objet trouve, and the 13th Dalai Lama's double bass he was passionate about jazz."

Re imagining Contested Communities

The everyday and common cultures: every object tells a story At the core of ... realised through objects, and linguistically realised through stories.


Author: Campbell, Elizabeth

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447333326

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This look offers a close look at contested communities through the lens of Rotherham, an English town struggling to survive in terms of its image, profile and identity. Recently divided, and left reeling, from the powerful impact of the Jay report on Child Sexual Exploitation, and increasingly used as a center for activism and agitation by the far right, Rotherham could be seen as an exemplar of a contested community. But what happens when a community confronts an identity that has been forced upon it? How does a community re-define itself? More than simply a book about Rotherham, this is a book about history, culture, feelings, methods and ideas that will help to articulate the lived meanings of political cultures in Britain today.

Object Medleys

This became the Every Object Tells a Story project (; objects from the past were narrated by a group of British Asian ...


Author: Daisy Pillay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463511940

Category: Education

Page: 10

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How do we get at the meanings of everyday (and not so everyday) objects, and how might these meanings enrich educational research? The study of objects is well established in fields such as archaeology, art history, communications, fine arts, museum studies, and sociology—but is still developing in education. Object Medleys: Interpretive Possibilities for Educational Research brings together 37 educational researchers from wide-ranging contexts and multiple knowledge fields to a dialogic space in which subjects and objects, living and nonliving, entangle as medleys to open up understandings of connections made with, between, and through objects. Object Medleys offers diverse, innovative modes and lenses for representing, interpreting, and theorising object studies. The book is distinctive within scholarship on object inquiry in that much of the research has been conducted within Southern African educational contexts. This is complemented by contributions from scholars based in Canada and the United Kingdom. The original research represented in each peer-reviewed chapter expands academic conversations about what counts as data and analysis in educational research. Overall, Object Medleys illuminates the applied and theoretical usefulness of objects in response to pressing educational and societal questions. “Object Medleys is a rich and fascinating exploration of new possibilities, with potential for research, teaching, and learning that seems almost unlimited. This book is a rich assembly of affordances for exploring and widening the role of objects in educational research. It relocates attention from language and text towards embodied and material storytelling practices where new and marginalised ways of expression can find their ways into classrooms, thereby opening completely new avenues of teaching and learning.” – Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark “In a time when materiality is being brought at the centre of critical inquiry in the social sciences and humanities, this edited collection offers unique insights into the relationship between objects, subjectivities, and learning. Beautifully written and cogently argued, the book breaks new ground by casting a critical spotlight on artefacts that might appear mundane at first sight but, on closer inspection, reveal complex patterns of educational potential.” – Tommaso M. Milani, Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Posthumanism and the Digital University

Artifactual Literacies: Every Object Tells a Story. New York, NY: Teachers College
Press. Pasquale, F. 2015. The algorithmic self. The Hedgehog Review 17(1)
Pennycook, A. 2010. Language as a Local Practice. London, UK: Routledge.


Author: Lesley Gourlay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350038189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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It is a commonplace in educational policy and theory to claim that digital technology has 'transformed' the university, the nature of learning and even the essence of what it means to be a scholar or a student. However, these claims have not always been based on strong research evidence. What are students and scholars actually doing in the day-to-day life of the digital university? This book examines in detail how the world of the digital interacts with texts, artefacts, devices and humans, in the contemporary university setting. Weaving together perspectives from a range of thinkers and disciplinary sources, Lesley Gourlay draws on ideas from posthuman and new materialist theory in particular, to open up our understanding about how digital knowledge practices operate. She proposes that digital engagement in the university should not be regarded as 'virtual' or disembodied, but instead may be understood as a complex set of entanglements of the body, texts and material artefacts, making a case that agency and the ways in which knowledge emerges should be regarded as 'more than human'.

Museums Society Inequality

Every Object Tells a Story is the first exhibition that most of the museum's 400,000 visitors each year will encounter. The museum attracts large numbers of ...


Author: Richard Sandell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134509089

Category: Art

Page: 292

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Museums, Society, Inequality explores the wide-ranging social roles and responsibilities of the museum. It brings together international perspectives to stimulate critical debate, inform the work of practitioners and policy makers, and to advance recognition of the purpose, responsibilities and value to society of museums. Museums, Society, Inequality examines the issues and: offers different understandings of the social agency of the museum presents ways in which museums have sought to engage with social concerns, and instigate social change imagines how museums might become more useful to society in future. This book is essential for all museum academics, practitioners and students.

Museums and Their Communities

Every Object Tells a Story is the first exhibition that most of the ... The text panel states: Stories ofLove Objects have the power to evoke strong ...


Author: Sheila Watson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415402590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles as informers and educators to empower, or to ignore, communities. Looking at the current debates about the role of the museum, she considers contested values in museum functions and examines provision, power, ownership, responsibility, and institutional issues. This book is of great relevance for all disciplines as it explores and questions the role of the museum in modern society.

Materializing Literacies in Communities

Stories and written texts were linked to the garden, but concepts and ideas (of ... called Every object tells a story (


Author: Kate Pahl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567590701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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What is a 'contemporary' understanding of literacy practices? How can 'literacy' be explained and situated? This book addresses literacy practices research, understanding it as both material and spatial, based in homes and communities, as well as in formal educational settings. It addresses a need to update the work done on theoretical literacy models, with the last major paradigms such as critical literacies and multiliteracies developed a decade ago. Kate Pahl draws on case studies to highlight experiences alternate from the traditional representations of literacy. She argues that the affordances of home and familiar spaces offer fertile ground for meaning-making. These resultant literacies are multimodal and linked to space, place and community. An important evaluative resource, this book details a range of methodologies for further researching literacy, describing ethnographic, visual, participatory and ecological approaches, together with connective ethnographies. This volume will appeal to academics and professions in literacy studies and language and education.

The Stonewall Riots

Every object tells a story if you know how to read it.” —HENRY FORD Objects can tell the story of a person's life. And they can tell a lot about an event, ...


Author: Gayle E Pitman

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683355670

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The Riots are attributed as the spark that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement. The author describes American gay history leading up to the Riots, the Riots themselves, and the aftermath, and includes her interviews of people involved or witnesses, including a woman who was ten at the time. Profusely illustrated, the book includes contemporary photos, newspaper clippings, and other period objects. A timely and necessary read, The Stonewall Riots helps readers to understand the history and legacy of the LGBTQ+ movement.

Learning to Live

Every Object Tells A Story Every Object Tells a Story was a large - scale
collaboration between the V & A , Channel 4 , and Ultralab ( at Anglia Polytechnic
University ) . The project aimed to encourage mass public participation and to
increase ...


Author: Kate Bellamy


ISBN: UOM:39015084149775

Category: Children's museums

Page: 127

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This collection of essays, authored by prominent and expert figures from the worlds of culture and education, addresses key questions about the role of museums and other institutes of material culture in young peopleU+0080U+0099s wellbeing and learning. Our aim in bringing their thinking together was to explore what museums, working with policymakers and delivery bodies such as schools, can and should be doing, both within and beyond the classroom, to inspire learning and creativity among all young people.

Engaging Young Children in Museums

Most museum educators and interpreters are well aware of the adage every object tells a story, and yet there are many who have not given serious thought to ...


Author: Sharon Shaffer

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611321999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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What does a museum do with a kindergartner who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. Written by Sharon Shaffer, the founding Executive Director of the innovative Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, this is the first book for museum professionals as well as students offering guidance on planning programming for young children.This groundbreaking book:-Explains the various ways in which children learn-Shows how to use this knowledge to design effective programs using a variety of teaching models-Includes examples of successful programs, tested activities, and a set of best practices

Museums Moralities and Human Rights

... by focusing on the diverse stories linked to objects, would be designed to ... Every Object Tells a Story – opened in 1998 and re-presented objects from ...


Author: Richard Sandell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315312088

Category: Art

Page: 204

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This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases, which focus on gender diversity and same-sex love and desire, Richard Sandell examines the ways in which museums are implicated in the ongoing struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights. Museums, Moralities and Human Rights brings together for the first time the perspectives not only of those who work in, govern, fund and visit museums but also those of rights activists and campaigners who, at key moments in their struggle, have turned their attention to museums to advance their cause. Offering new insights into how human rights are continually fought for, realised and refused, this volume makes the case for museums of all kinds to take up an active, mindful and purposive engagement with contemporary human rights concerns.

Cross Cultural Perspectives on Policy and Practice

( ... The project “Every Object Tells a Story” drawing on the exhibition, created a learning resource that has been used ...


Author: Jennifer Lavia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135202187

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book provides a space in which struggles for indigenous knowledge within communities are articulated, valued, heard, and responded to. The volume takes change as its focus, yet acknowledges that the origins and significance of change are frequently found to be unsettling. Contributors explore different understandings of change that forge sustainable, inclusive and just communities and examine issues related to citizenship, resistance, peacemaking, critical literacies, and second chance opportunities. The authors seek to promote advocacy of change that recognises the importance of an informed engagement with cross-cultural issues in order to foreground those missing perspectives that are often marginalised, silenced, ignored or denied. All contributors are concerned with how the process of change can bridge the gap between social justice and exclusion and develop critical understandings of the implications of changing policy and practice for those within and working with the educational organisations and communities.

Linguistic Landscapes Beyond the Language Classroom

Every object tells a story: Intergenerational stories and objects in the homes of Pakistani heritage families in South Yorkshire, UK. Home Cultures, 9(3), ...


Author: Greg Niedt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350125384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Linguistic landscapes can play an important role in educating individuals beyond formal pedagogical environments. This book argues that anywhere can be a space for people to learn from displayed texts, images, and other communicated signs, and consequently a space where teachable cultural moments are created. Following language learning trajectories that 'exit through the language classroom' into city streets, public offices, museums and monuments, this volume presents innovative work demonstrating that anyone can learn from the linguistic landscape that surrounds them. Offering a bridge between theoretical research and practical application, chapters consider how we make sense of places by understanding how the landscape is used to express, claim and contest identities and ideologies. In this way, Linguistic Landscapes Beyond the Language Classroom highlights the unexpected potential of the informal settings for learning and for teachers to expand their students' intercultural experience.

Language and a Sense of Place

'The case of the disappearing object: Narratives and artefacts in homes and a ... 'Every object tells a story: Intergenerational Stories and Objects in the ...


Author: Chris Montgomery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107098718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Place has always been central to studies of language, variation and change. Since the eighteenth century, dialectologists have been mapping language features according to boundaries - both physical and institutional. In the twentieth century, variationist sociolinguists developed techniques to correlate language use with speakers' orientations to place. More recently, perceptual dialectologists are examining the cognitive and ideological processes involved in language-place correlations and working on ways to understand how speakers mentally process space. Bringing together research from across the field of language variation, this volume explores the extent of twenty-first century approaches to place. It features work from both established and influential scholars, and up and coming researchers, and brings language variation research up to date. The volume focuses on four key areas of research: processes of language variation and change across time and space; methods and datasets for regional analysis; perceptions of the local in language research; and ideological representations of place.