James Paul Gee's Literacy

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In James Paul Gee’s essay “What Is Literacy?’, he uses the key term ‘discourses’. Gee explains discourses as a placement in society or the belonging to a group in society. Gee states that it come from an individual’s saying, doings, or just their identity. As Gee elaborates on discourses he breaks them down into different areas in which relate to one another. In primary discourses, Gee explains that it is the acceptance through your family and culture. Primary discourses is not a discourse you had to be taught, you just belonged in it. As for Secondary discourse, Gee has broken it down to two section. Nondominate discourse is the sense of belonging in that social group. Dominate discourses lean more toward your social status, and wealth. Gee
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