Dyslexics 'knowing how' to challenge lexism

Barden, Owen and Collinson, C Dyslexics 'knowing how' to challenge lexism. In: Disability and social media. Ashgate, Surrey. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

In this chapter we argue that historic conceptual confusion between ‘knowing how’ and ‘knowing that’ (Ryle, 1949) has helped construct dyslexia as a literacy difficulty. Normative literacy practices, which we call Lexism, have compounded the difficulty. We suggest that social media contribute to changing conceptions of ‘what counts’ as literacy and promote reconsideration of the deficit discourse in relation to dyslexia and literacy.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Susan Blagbrough
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 13:11
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 13:11
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/649

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