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The logic of writing and the organization of society

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge ; London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Series: Studies in literacy, family, culture and the state
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this series of essays Jack Goody examines the complex relationship between oral and literate modes of communication. A substantial corpus of anthropological, historical and linguistic evidence is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Goody
ISBN: 0521332680 9780521332682
OCLC Number: 467981482
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 194-205. Index.
Description: XVII-213 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of figures and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Writing and the Alphabet: 1. The historical development of writing; Part II. The Influence of Early Forms of Writing: 2. Literacy and achievement in the Ancient World; 3. Africa, Greece and oral poetry; 4. Oral composition and oral transmission: the case of the Vedas; Part III. Written and Oral Cultures in West Africa: 5. The impact of Islamic writing on oral cultures; 6. Literacy and the non-literate: the impact of European schooling; 7. Alternative paths to knowledge in oral and literate cultures; 8. Memory and learning in oral and literate cultures: the reproduction of the Bagre; 9. Writing and formal operations: a case study among the Vai; Part IV. Writing and its Impact on Individuals in Society: 10. The interface between the sociological and psychological analysis of literacy; 11. Language and writing; 12. Recapitulations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in literacy, family, culture and the state
Responsibility: Jack Goody.
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