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The Ethnography of reading

Author: Jonathan Boyarin
Publisher: Berkeley ; Oxford : University of California Press, ©1993.
Dissertation: Ebooks.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : State or province government publication : eBook   Computer File : English
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Writing, the subject of much innovative scholarship in recent years, is only half of what we call literacy. The other half, reading, now finally receives its due in these groundbreaking essays by a distinguished group of anthropologists and literary scholars.
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Ethnography of reading.
Berkeley ; Oxford : University of California Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92034690
(OCoLC)26808943
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Boyarin
ISBN: 9780520913431 0520913434 0585135568 9780585135564
OCLC Number: 1034911861
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 285 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Placing reading : ancient Israel and medieval Europe / Daniel Boyarin --
Gracious words : Luke's Jesus and the reading of sacred poetry at the beginning of the Christian era / Susan Noakes --
The cultural construction of reading in Anglo-Saxon England / Nicholas Howe --
Keep listening : ethnography and reading / Johannes Fabian --
The presence of the name : reading scripture in an Indonesian village / James N. Baker --
Literacy, orality, and ritual practice in highland Colombia / Diana Digges and Joanne Rappaport --
Japanese spirit and Chinese learning : scribes and storytellers in pre-modern Japan / H. Mack Horton --
Textual interpretation as collective action / Elizabeth Long --
Voices around the text : the ethnography of reading at Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem / Jonathan Boyarin --
Keeping slug woman alive : the challenge of reading in a reservation classroom / Greg Sarris.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Boyarin.

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Writing, the subject of much innovative scholarship in recent years, is only half of what we call literacy. The other half, reading, now finally receives its due in these groundbreaking essays by a distinguished group of anthropologists and literary scholars.

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