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The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India

Author: Francis Cody
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction : of light, literacy, and knowledge in the Tamil countryside -- On being a "thumbprint" : time and space in Arivoli activism -- Feminizing enlightenment : the social and reciprocal agency -- Labors of objectification : words and worlds of pedagogy -- Search for a method : the media of enlightenment -- Subject to citizenship : petitions and the performativity of signature -- Epilogue : reflections on a
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Cody
ISBN: 9780801452024 0801452023 0801469023 9780801469022
OCLC Number: 1021373183
Awards: Winner of Cowinner of the 2014 Edward Sapir Book Prize (Soci.
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Contents: ForewordAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsNote on TransliterationIntroduction: Of Light, Literacy, and Knowledge in the Tamil Countryside1. On Being a "Thumbprint": Time and Space in Arivoli Activism2. Feminizing Enlightenment: The Social and Reciprocal Agency3. Labors of Objectification: Words and Worlds of Pedagogy4. Search for a Method: The Media of Enlightenment5. Subject to Citizenship: Petitions and the Performativity of SignatureEpilogue: Reflections on a Time of Charismatic EnlightenmentNotesWorks CitedIndex
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This ethnography details the activities of Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), in which thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science  Read more...

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