Harvey Graff's pioneering study presents a new and original interpretation of the place of literacy in nineteenth-century society and culture. Based upon an intensive comparative historical analysis, employing both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and on a wide range of sources, The Literacy Myth reevaluates the role typically assigned to literacy in historical scholarship, cultural understanding, economic development schemes, and social doctrines and ideologies.
|Series:||Cultural Integration and Social Structure in the Nineteeth C|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)|
About the Author
Harvey J. Graff is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and professor of English and history at Ohio State University. He is widely known for his work on the history of literacy. Some of his works include The Literacy Myth, National Literacy Campaigns and Movements, The Labyrinths of Literacy, Conflicting Paths: Growing Up in America, and The Dallas Myth.