Using literacy practices in the newly independent post-apartheid
Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of
globalisation, this broad case study looks at issues surrounding
tourism, state control and the new forces of consumerism. By
placing literacy at the centre of an investigation into social and
cultural change as experienced by individuals, Papen shows that in
times of change, reading and writing are always implicated in
structures of power and inequality. The book considers language
practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society and
also looks at the strategies used by local people to accommodate
and even embrace the onward march of global English and the influx
of foreign visitors, practices and modes of commerce and
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