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Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society : Implications of the Work of Jack Goody.

Author: David R Olson; Michael Cole
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist specializing in the study of social structure and change, Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society gathers diverse perspectives of 20 distinguished historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to address the role of technologies in social stability and change in traditional and modern societies. In this interdisciplinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Olson, David R.
Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society : Implications of the Work of Jack Goody.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: Jack Goody; Jack Goody
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Olson; Michael Cole
ISBN: 9781134812981 1134812981
OCLC Number: 852757767
Description: 1 online resource (381 pages)
Contents: TECHNOLOGY, LITERACY, AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIETY Implications of the Work ofJack Goody; Copyright; Contents; Preface: Technology and Social Change; Acknowledgments; Contributors; I. Introduction; 1 An Introduction to Jack Goody's Historical Anthropology; II. Historical Anthropology: Kinship, Inheritance, and the State; 2 Agrarian Civilization and Modern World Society; 3 Succession to High Office: The Chinese Case; 4 Between East and West: Greek Catholic Icons and Cultural Boundaries; 5 Culture and Gender in European Bourgeois Society 1870-1914. 6 Kinship and Evolved Psychological Dispositions:The Mother's Brother Controversy Reconsidered7 The Use and Abuse of Classification; 8 Images in Flowers; III. Orality, Literacy, and Written Culture; 9 Orality in Politics; 10 Writing and Kinship in Northern Ghana: From Cowry Payments to Paper Documents; 11 The Writing of Social Organization and the Literate Situating of Cognition: Extending Goody's Social Implications of Writing; 12 Dynamics of the Emergence of Sociocultural Institutional Practices; 13 Not by Words Alone: Reclothing the ""Oral""; 14 The Documentary Tradition in Mind and Society. 15 Rethinking the Goody MythBibliography of Jack Goody's Work; Author Index; Subject Index.

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Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist specializing in the study of social structure and change, Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society gathers diverse perspectives of 20 distinguished historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to address the role of technologies in social stability and change in traditional and modern societies. In this interdisciplinary text, scholars examine the ways in which local languages and cultural traditions, modes of production and communication, patterns of local knowledge and authority affect how p.

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