Information literacy and the body in the Kente-weaving landscape

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Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9712-8654 Nicoline Wessels http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0939-4969

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This article reports on the relationship between becoming information literate and the body in the Kente-weaving landscape. A mixed approach of incorporative ethnographic participant observation and semi-structured interviews with 24 participants through their roles as either master weaver, junior weaver or novice weaver at the Bonwire Kente Centre. Thematic analysis through an embodied-practice approach to information literacy (IL) frames the analysis of this study. The findings show that the body facilitates IL or knowing by understanding and making meaning of the cues afforded it from interaction and participation in the Kente-weaving practices. The body facilitates or enables IL through identifying and understanding cues in an information landscape.

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AGYEMANG, Franklin Gyamfi; WESSELS, Nicoline. Information literacy and the body in the Kente-weaving landscape. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, p. 5–21, dec. 2022. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V16-I2-1>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/16.2.3273.
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Research articles (peer-reviewed articles)