Written Word: Literacy in Transition

Written Word: Literacy in Transition

by Gerd Baumann
     
 


At a time when new information technologies are beginning to challenge our typographic culture with a transition toward a new "secondary" orality, the impact of the written word on our daily lives, our individual perceptions, and our culture has become a matter of intense debate. This collection employs an interdisciplinary approach in its examination of the… See more details below

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At a time when new information technologies are beginning to challenge our typographic culture with a transition toward a new "secondary" orality, the impact of the written word on our daily lives, our individual perceptions, and our culture has become a matter of intense debate. This collection employs an interdisciplinary approach in its examination of the social and cultural implications of literacy. The contributors discuss, among other issues, the interdependence of the spoken and written word, the cultural and political ramifications of spreading mass literacy, and the consequences of the new electronic technologies, both in publishing and in the visual media, that challenge the supremacy of the written word.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198750680
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/31/1986
Series:
Wolfson College Lectures Ser.
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.69(d)

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