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The Legacies of Literacy : Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society - Harvey J. Graff

The Legacies of Literacy

Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society

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Published: 22nd March 1987
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"This book will be a monumental contribution to the topic and a staple of scholarship for decades." -- Michael B. Katz

"A remarkable volume of critical synthesis and passionate revisionism." -- Journal of Economic History

..". ambitious and stimulating... required reading not only for social historians but also for policy-makers and activists." -- Histoire Sociale

"Clearly an important book... marks a significant point in the history of literacy studies." -- History of Education Quarterly

"A stimulating challenge to traditional assumptions and scholarly commonplaces." -- Journal of Communication

"This book will be a monumental contribution to the topic and a staple of scholarship for decades." - Michael B. Katz"A remarkable volume of critical synthesis and passionate revisionism." - Journal of Economic History" ... ambitious and stimulating ... required reading not only for social historians but also for policy-makers and activists." - Histoire Sociale"Clearly an important book ... marks a significant point in the history of literacy studies." - History of Education Quarterly"A stimulating challenge to traditional assumptions and scholarly commonplaces." - Journal of Communication

Preface Acknowledgments Part One: Setting the Stage Introduction: LiteracyOs Legacies 1. The Origins of Western Leteracy 1. From Writing to Literacy 2. LiteracyOs First Legacies: From Athens 3. ...to Rome, and Beyond Part Two: Before the Printing Press: The Middle Ages 2. Th Light of Literacy in the ODark AgesO 1. Fifth-Seventh Centuries 2. Seventh Century 3. Eighth Century 4. Ninth-Tenth Centuries 3. New Lights of Literacy and Learning: From the Tenth-Eleventh to the Thirteenth Centuries 1. Italy and Commercial Revolution 2. The Church, Papacy, and Schools 3. Patterns of Literacy 4. Thought, Theory, and Practice 4. Ends and Beginnings: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 1. Humanism and the Italian Renaissance 2. Continental Conditions in Literacy 3. The English Example 5. Print, Protest, and the People 1. The Advent and Impact of Print 2. Renaissance(s) Revisited 3. Print, Reform, and Reformation 4. Reforming Literacy Provision 6. Toward Enlightenment/Toward Modernity: 1660-1780 1. Thinking about Literacy and Schooling 2. Patterns of Literacy: Paths to Literacy Part Four: Toward the Present and the Future 7. The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Our Times 1. The Setting 2. LiteracyOs Paths and Patterns Epilogue: Today and Tomorrow: Revisioning Literacy 1. Twentieth-Century Trends in Literacy Levels 2. Imputed Impacts and Consequences; or, Great and Other Dichotomies Revisited 3. A Crisis in Literacy? 4. Literacy, Culture, and Society: Communications and the Future of Literacy Notes Index

ISBN: 9780253205988
ISBN-10: 0253205980
Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 22nd March 1987
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.72