At the forefront of current digital literacy studies in education, this handbook uniquely systematizes emerging interdisciplinary themes, new knowledge, and insightful theoretical contributions to the field. Written by well-known scholars from around the world, it closely attends to the digitalization of writing and literacies that is transforming daily life and education. The chapter topics—identified through academic conference networks, rigorous analysis, and database searches of trending themes—are organized thematically in five sections:

  • Digital Futures
  • Digital Diversity
  • Digital Lives
  • Digital Spaces
  • Digital Ethics

This is an essential guide to digital writing and literacies research, with transformational ideas for educational and professional practice. It will enable new and established researchers to position their studies within highly relevant directions in the field and to generate new themes of inquiry.

chapter |9 pages


Digital Diversity, Ideology, and the Politics of a Writing Revolution

part I|50 pages

Digital Futures

chapter 3|13 pages

Experiencing Electracy

Digital Writing and the Emerging Communicative Landscapes of Youth Composing Selves

part II|62 pages

Digital Diversity

chapter 6|12 pages

Beyond the Techno-Missionary Narrative

Digital Literacy and Necropolitics

chapter 8|12 pages

Global Refugee Crisis

Literacy Concerns and Media Coverage

chapter 9|12 pages

Race and Racism in Digital Media

What Can Critical Race Theory Contribute to Research on Techno-Cultures?

part IV|63 pages

Digital Spaces

chapter 16|13 pages

Space, Time, and Production

Games and the New Frontier of Digital Literacies

chapter 17|12 pages

Digital Metroliteracies

Space, Diversity, and Identity

chapter 19|13 pages

The Quantified Writer

Data Traces in Education

part V|52 pages

Digital Ethics

chapter 22|10 pages

Composing as Culturing

An American Indian Approach to Digital Ethics