Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America

Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America

by Adam R. Nelson
     
 

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Vividly revealing the multiple layers on which print has been produced, consumed, regulated, and contested for the purpose of education since the mid-nineteenth century, the historical case studies in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America deploy a view of education that extends far beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The nine essays examine &… See more details below

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Vividly revealing the multiple layers on which print has been produced, consumed, regulated, and contested for the purpose of education since the mid-nineteenth century, the historical case studies in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America deploy a view of education that extends far beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The nine essays examine “how print educates” in settings as diverse as depression-era work camps, religious training, and broadcast television—all the while revealing the enduring tensions that exist among the controlling interests of print producers and consumers. This volume exposes what counts as education in American society and the many contexts in which education and print intersect. Offering perspectives from print culture history, library and information studies, literary studies, labor history, gender history, the history of race and ethnicity, the history of science and technology, religious studies, and the history of childhood and adolescence, Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America pioneers an investigation into the intersection of education and print culture.

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“This welcome volume conceives of education broadly enough to encompass children and adults, Catholics and Protestants, books and television, African Americans and whites, the hearing and the deaf.”—Joan Shelley Rubin, University of Rochester

“The essays demonstrate the richness and diversity of evidence available for the study of modern print culture in the United States and present an engaging variety of critical perspectives on the history of education.”—Thomas Edward Augst, coeditor of Libraries as Agencies of Culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299236137
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/26/2010
Series:
Print Culture History in Modern America
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
225
File size:
1 MB

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