Publication details [#58603]

Prinsloo, Mastin and Polo Lemphane. 2014. Children's digital literacy practices in unequal South African settings. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 35 (7) : 738–753.
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This study opposes children's digital communicative literacy practices in suburban middle-class and urban (Cape) township homes. The unalike uses and accessibility of digital media resources create different self-images, social ambitions and diverging ways with social semiotics, which add to the perpetuation of social inequalities in school contexts that correspond with language and social class divides.