Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1991. 140 pp. $14.00 (paper).
This book is a must read for anyone who believes that literacy development is not a site of social, political, and ideological struggle. Linking the theory, research, and practice of literacy in the United States to political economy and social opportunity, J. Elspeth Stuckey cogently exposes how literacy in this country, as both a "skill" and a profession, is used to perpetuate privilege, disadvantage, and injustice.