The caving in and the crawling out: creating intergenerational vernacular food literacies

Shukla, Anuprita ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5277-3732 (2023) The caving in and the crawling out: creating intergenerational vernacular food literacies. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. ISSN 0305-7925

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Abstract

Competing ideologies of literacy are well documented in the literature, articulating the gap between everyday literacies in people’s lives and formalised literacy norms. Despite this recognition of literacy as ‘situated’, the gap in perceptions across generations regarding knowledge content and learning forms remains underexplored. This article attempts to bridge this gap by investigating the effects of intergenerational learning on indigenous farming communities in western India from a vernacular food literacy and agricultural perspective. Examining what social meanings are ascribed to literacy using a qualitative case study, it investigates the value attached to different knowledges across the generations. Problematising literacy, it explores what knowledge is considered valid and worth preserving for sustainable development. The author argues that intergenerational knowledge and everyday literacy practices contest the hierarchies of learning and call for an urgent reconstruction of literacy from a vernacular food perspective.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: I wish to thank all the respondents who shared their experiences with me. This research was funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund as part of the Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies (TIGR2ESS) project under the Grant: BBSRC BB/P027970/1. I am grateful to the three anonymous reviewers for their constructive engagement with the paper. I remain thankful to Anna Robinson-Pant for her invaluable feedback on the earlier draft. Publisher Copyright: © 2023 British Association for International and Comparative Education.
Uncontrolled Keywords: india,intergenerational,farming,indigenous,literacy,vernacular,education ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3304
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 03:19
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 01:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94049
DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2023.2170174

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