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Understanding Literacy in Its Historical Contexts : Socio-Cultural History and the Legacy of Egil Johansson.

Author: Harvey J Graff; Alison Mackinnon; Bengt Sandin; Ian Winchester
Publisher: Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2009.
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In this detailed study of the history of universal literacy in Sweden, a group of renowned scholars review and explore the possibilities for the wider circulation and broader application of central dimensions of the early literacy studies, expounding upon the work of the Swedish Lutheran pastor and pioneering social historian Egil Johansson. Working initially with parish registers, especially examination registers  Read more...
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Graff, Harvey J.
Understanding Literacy in Its Historical Contexts : Socio-Cultural History and the Legacy of Egil Johansson.
Lund : Nordic Academic Press, ©2009
Named Person: Egil Johansson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey J Graff; Alison Mackinnon; Bengt Sandin; Ian Winchester
ISBN: 9789187121760 918712176X 9789187121777 9187121778
OCLC Number: 797917608
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Introduction to Historical Studies of Literacy; PART I; 2 A Personal Note on Egil Johansson; 3 The History of Literacy in Sweden; 4 Four Decades of Research; 5 Are Swedish Parochial Records Unique?; 6 Universalism in the Swedish History of Literacy; 7 The Role of Literacy in Culture from the Vikings to the seventeenth Century; PART II; 8 Aspects of Women's Work in Sundsvall 1860-1893; 9 Education, Street Urchins, and Surveillance; 10 Swedish Women School Teachers and the Fertility Transition; PART III; 11 Literacies, Schools and Patriarchal Regimes. 12 How did the Illiterates Fare?13 Literacy Literacy; 14 Individual Literacy in Commonplace Books; PART IV; 15 Assessing the History of Literacy: Themes and Questions; Bibliography; About the Authors.

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Explores the possibilities for the wider circulation and broader application of central dimensions of the early literacy studies. This work covers many aspects of literacy and social history and  Read more...

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