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Allen, Kate and John Ingulsrud. "Reading Manga: Patterns of personal literacies among adolescents." Language and Education 19. (2005): 265–80. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/09500780508668681
BibTeX citation key: Allen2005
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Categories: General
Keywords: Children’s and young adults’ comics, Didactics, Japan, Manga
Creators: Allen, Ingulsrud
Collection: Language and Education
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Sales of manga or Japanese comics dominate the publishing market in Japan. Manga cater for a wide variety of readers, ranging from children's comics to adult pornography. In this paper, we focus on adolescent readers and describe patterns of learning to read manga. The findings demonstrate the importance of belonging to a community of readers since this community enables readers to share ideas and provides a resource for developing reading skills. These skills are self-taught, developed outside the classroom, since the reading of manga is generally frowned upon in most schools. Being aware of how actively adolescents read manga as well as of the kinds of skills needed to understand these texts would provide teachers with a deeper understanding of their students' reading skills.
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